Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana Scheme in Orissa
After Beti Bachao Beti Padhao in Central and Kanya Shree in Bengal, the Orissa government seems to concentrate on girl child through Biju Kanya ranta Scheme. Chief Minister Shree Naveen Patnaik had declared about the new scheme namely Biju Kanya Ratna on Saturday to provide a better life to the girl children and also make sure to educate them properly like the boy children in the family.
Biju Kanya ratna Yojana – features
- BKRS was launched in Orissa by the state government. The scheme is similar to the other schemes supporting girl child and their education, Kanya shree and Beti Bachao Beto padhao scheme.
- BKRS will be funded completely by state government. The scheme will follow the rules and regulations of BBBP.
- It has launched in three districts in pilot basis. In future it will be a regular scheme like other states. The scheme will soon cover the entire state. The BKRS will be implemented for the next three years on pilot basis.
- Along with BKRS there will also be building of Anganwadis. In next four years nearly 24, 000 Anganwadis will be built across the state. Initially the government will start with 1000 Anganwadi projects at this moment.
The main objective of the scheme is to increase the sex ratio at birth and child sex ratio. In Dhenkanal district the child sex ratio has declined from 967 to 941 in last 10 years. The state government is now keen to improve the ratio and for this they have stated the state level scheme along with the BBBP scheme to boost up the life of the girl child.
Also by introducing the scheme in three districts they will be able to track the records of girl child’s education. Schools’ amenities, standards and also the dropout numbers of the girl students can be tracked.
The eligibility rules are same as BBBP in BKRS. Each family has to have one or two girl children. Couple with boy child will not get any facility under this scheme. Also the girl child will get high amount of money for higher studies if she is not married at 18 years of age.
Under BKRS, girls will get the elementary education from the elementary schools. Also they will get better amenities in schools and better life at home. In case of dropout girls the authority will take care of the numbers of dropouts in an area and make sure to prevent them. A basic education will be given to all the girl children in the places where the scheme will be implemented.
Launch and Implementation
The scheme was launched on 3rd September 2016 in Orissa at state secretariat. It was launched by the Chief Minister of the state Shree Naveen Patnaik. According to the scheme, it will be implemented in three districts where major fall in sex ratio has been found even after launching of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao. The districts are, Dhenkanal, Angul and Ganjam. The scheme will be implemented for three years on pilot basis.
Initially the budget allotted for the scheme is Rs. 2 Cr. The authority said the budget can be changed on the basis of the requirement.
Biju Kanyaratna Scheme Yojana – Quick view
|Scheme||Biju Kanya ratna YojanaScheme|
|Launched on||3rd Sep 2016|
|Launched by||CM of Orissa Naveen Patnaik|
|Districts||Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Angul|
|Aim||To improve Child Sex Ratio and Sex Ratio at Birth|
|Funding||State Government of Orissa|
|Scheme period||3 years|
|Budget||2 Cr. (Average)|
|Other project||Building of 24, 000 Anganwadi Centres in 4 years|