Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojana in Bihar
The project was unique, not just because of the cause but more for the where the implementation was taking place. All though all over India there has been the general thrift applied when it comes to growth and progress of the girl child, Bihar held a special percentage of this attitude. The dropout rates of girls from school in Bihar surpassed that of any other state.
Below listed table describes the key factor which cause problems for educational system of India
|S.No||Facts which pulls Indian Educational System to Ground||Detailed Information|
|1||Gender based Literacy Ratio of India||In India male literacy ratio is about 75% meanwhile literacy of females fall around 55%. Though, stats released few years ago, still there won’t be much difference in current years too.|
|2||Literacy Ranks in India||Kerala – Enjoys the highest literacy rate of about 90% among all states of Indian; Meanwhile, Bihar stays with lowest literacy rate of having about 39%.|
|3||School Dropouts in India||India more than 50% of girls fails to attend schools after their 12th age. And the main reason behind it the cost of private school education and low standard of education prevailed in government schools|
Bihar’s Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojana
So it was three years back, that the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar put in place this scheme of giving a cycle to every girl child in the state who was going to Class 9 or 10. For those who opted a sum of Rs. 2000 was given to buy the cycle. The program was labeled “Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojana.” While the program can be said to be taken out of the pages of Tamil Nadu state, but implementing the same in Bihar had its own high set of going defunct probabilities.
Impact of Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojana in Bihar
However it was in short span of time that the effect of this scheme came to be realized in the state. While there is a lot of statistics to support the efficacy of this program, the fact that number of school drop outs amongst girls have reduced and that the number of girl enrolling for school has increased dramatically itself brings a heartwarming feel. As on date, the scheme has drawn out Rs. 174.36 crores on the state exchequer, but the benefits can very well be placed at infinite levels.
Below listed table illustrate the facts and impact created by Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojana in Bihar
|S.No||Things need to know about Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojana||Detailed Explanation|
|1||What to know about Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojana?||Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojana is an scheme launched by chief minister of Bihar in recently where school girls of IX and X receives free cycle or Rs.2000 money to buy new cycle by her own.|
|2||Reason behind the launch of Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojana||In past few years, Bihar state experiences high number of dropouts among school going children especially girls. In order to boost education among girls, chief minister of Bihar launched this Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojana.|
|3||Step towards woman empowerment in Bihar||After analyzing the results and impacts created by Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojana in Bihar, they stated as it will good for women’s empowerment in Bihar as this new scheme promotes girls to attend school more with punctual.|
|4||Expectation of Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojana in Bihar||Government expecting the school dropouts of girls will decrease in numbers, and it will promotes girls education and leads strong women empowerment in Bihar state.|
|5||Impact created by Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojana in Bihar||Ever since the launch of Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojana in Bihar from 2007, the ratio of girls school dropouts reduced significantly and it’s been declined 1 Million as per the stats released on 2012 while comparing with the stats of 2.5 Million dropouts in 2006.|
The comments which have come from teachers and faculty members at the schools in Bihar would be proof of how much the scheme has helped the state progress in this sector by a huge jump. The girl students also have acknowledged the new zeal they have found in going to school given this scheme and the cycle that they proudly and playfully pedal up in. the confidence that exudes these students who had till now dropped out of school and rejoined once again would bring tears of joy in the eyes of all in our nation.
Results of the recently concluded board exams in the state also indicates a very high percentage of girls having cleared the board exams successfully, as well as those securing marks and ranks of distinction. Girls, who have secured such marks and ranks of distinction, are also entitled to a sum of Rs. 10,000, which is expected to work as an incentive for them and others to follow.
Announcement from Chief Minister of Bihar
The Chief Minister has acknowledged the resounding effect this program has worked, while writing in his personal blog. He has expressed his feeling of fulfillment by this program, like no other program that he has ever thought of, or implemented. In his blog, the Chief Minister also mentions about the Mukhyamantri Balika Poshak Yojana, in which girl child of class 6 to 8 were being given Rs. 700 to buy their school uniform, as well as other necessary study material. The success of this “Poshak” scheme prompted him and his government to extend the scheme for girls studying in class 3 to 5 also in the following years of its implementation.
The scheme has ensured benefits for the girl child which in turn means popularity and love for the ruling party has also been sealed. Girl students in Bihar for one now support the Nitish Kumar led party for in their opinion this is the first person and party to have actually thought about girls in the state and their progress. Such students are now propagating the benefit they have received from this program to others in their villages.