8 Best Government Schemes for Girl Child in India

1. C.B.S.E. Scholarship Scheme 2016
This scheme is a central government scheme for single girl child to boost up girl education in India. The objective of the scheme is to give some relaxation in school tuition fee. Another aim of this scheme is to promote single girl child. It is available only for a single girl child, she must be a student of a government school.

Benefit
Under this scheme, the girl will get a relaxation of Rs.500 per month in her school tuition fee.

Eligibility
The girl should have scored 60 percent or 6.2 CGPA in her 10th boards.
The girl should be a student of a government school. (Till 10th boards)
She should be the single girl child of her parents.
Her school fee should not be more than Rs.1500 a month.

2. Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna
This is a very famous central government scheme for single girl child. This government schemes for girl child is a part of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign. The objective of this girl child scheme in India is to save the girl child and provide her better education and secure good future for her. This scheme works like a saving plan. This is a wonderful plan for those parents who want to begin early for their daughter’s education and wedding. Under this scheme, there is no strict minimum amount to invest. You can deposit as little as Rs.100. The account remains active until 21 years from the date of opening the account.

Benefits
This government schemes for girl child fetches a good benefit of 9.1 percent. Moreover, you will get tax benefits too. For tax benefits, you will need to submit the premium slip along with other details while submitting income tax saving proofs.

Eligibility
The girl should be less than 10 years old.
The opening amount of the account is Rs 1,000.
The maximum amount one can deposit is Rs 1,50,000 a year.
Parents will have to pay in the account for 14 years. For example, you opened the account when your daughter was 3 years old, you will need to invest in this account until the girl turns 17 (3+14).

3. Balika Samridhi Yojna
The Balika Samridhi Yojna was launched by the Govt. of India on 15th August 1997. All girls who are born on or after 15 August 1997 are eligible for this scheme. As the name suggests, Balika Samridhi Yojna meant to be for the upliftment of girls. This government schemes for the girl child is available for both rural and urban areas.

Benefits
Under this girl child scheme in India, the girl child will get two benefits. First, a gift of Rs. 500 at the time of her birth and second, a fixed amount will be deposited in her account whenever she heads to the next class during her school days (till class 10th). Below is the list of monetary benefit for the girl child:

Class Scholarship Money
I-III Rs.300/annum for each class
IV Rs.500 /annum
V Rs.600/annum
VI-VII Rs.700/annum for each class
VIII Rs.800/annum
IX-X Rs.1000/annum for each class

Eligibility
The girl should be born on or after 15 August,997.
She should belong to below poverty line.
Only two girls from one family can avail the benefits.

4. Mukhyamantri Rajshri Yojna
This girl child scheme in India is to ensure that girls get proper medical care and education right from the day they are born. Under this scheme, the government gives a fixed amount to the girl child at various stages in her life. The main objective of the scheme is to spread positivity about the girl child, improve gender ration and to provide financial aid for her education.

Benefits
First of all, the government will give Rs.2500 to the mother of the girl child at the time of giving birth
When the girl child completes one year of her birth, the government checks the records of the vaccination given to the girl child. If the girl gets all the vaccination on time, the mother will again receive Rs.2500 through cheque.
The government will provide Rs.4000 to the girl child at the time of her admission in the 1st standard in any public school.
In the aim to provide financial support to the girl child, the government will again give Rs. 5000 when she passes class 5th and heads to class 6th.
Rs.11000 per class will be given to the girl child when she passes class 11th and class 12th.
When the girl successfully completes her school education, the government will give a financial aid of Rs.25000 at the time of passing class 12th.
Eligibility
The girl child must be born in Rajasthan state.
The girl should be born on or after 1st June 2016.

5. Mukhyamantri Kanya Suraksha Yojna
The Bihar government has come up with a unique girl child scheme in India to help the below poverty line girls. This scheme is an alliance between the Bihar government and UTI mutual fund. The main attractive point of this scheme is that the girl or the parents will not receive the amount until the girl turns 18years. The consolidated amount will be given to the girl child after attaining adulthood. Below are the further details of the scheme:

Benefit
Under this scheme, the government will deposit Rs.2,000 in the name of the girl in UTI mutual fund. This amount will fetch a good rate of interest and will become around Rs.18,000 at the time of maturity. It will be given to the girl at the age of 18.

Eligibility
The girl should be born on or after 22nd November 2007.
The girl should belong to BPL(Below Poverty Line) family.
This scheme can be benefitted by only two girls per family.
The girl’s birth registration must be done within one year of her birth.
The overall age of the girl should not be more than three years.

6. Mukhyamantri Laadli Yojna
The Jharkhand government has taken a good initiative to give financial assistance to make girls self-dependent. Under this scheme, the girl will not only get interim payment during the various stages in her life but also receive a huge amount of Rs. 1,00,000 at the age of 21.

Benefit
The Jharkhand government will deposit Rs.6,000 per year for a term of five years in the name of the girl child at post office savings account.
This will turn into an approximate amount of Rs.1,00,000 at the time of maturity. It can be withdrawn by the girl at the age of 21 years. However, the girl should be unmarried till then.
Apart from the above benefit, the girl will also receive the interim financial assistance of Rs. 2000, Rs. 4000, and Rs. 7500 while studying in class 6th, 9th, and 11th respectively.
When the girl enters into higher secondary classes, the Jharkhand government supports her with Rs.200/month as a stipend money.
Eligibility
The girl should belong to the BPL (Below Poverty Line) family.
The girl should be born on or after 1st April 2008.
There should be only two children in the benefited family.
The girl child should not get married until the age of 21 years.
The birth certificate of the girl child should be generated with the one year of her birth.

7. Mazi Kanya Bhagyashree Scheme
The Maharastra government inaugurated Mazi Kanya Bhagyashree Scheme in April 2016. The main focus of this scheme is to control the increasing population and promote girl child. The annual budget for the scheme was set Rs.200 crore. Under this scheme, the benefited girl child will get money at various stages during her life. This scheme is available only for people living in Maharashtra.

Benefits
As per the rules of this government schemes for the girl child, the mother will get Rs.500o a month.This amount will be given to the mother till the girl turns five years old.
The girl child will receive Rs.3000 simultaneously. It will also be given for the first five years.
As soon as the girl attains 18 years of age, she will get Rs 1 lakh from the Maharashtrian government.
Eligibility
The girl should belong to the BPL (Below Poverty Line) family.
This government schemes for girl child is mainly available for a single girl child. If a second daughter takes birth in the same family, the amount will be distributed between both the girls. However, if a third child takes birth in the same family (irrespective of daughter and son), the scheme will become null and will be ceased.

8. Nanda Devi Kanya Yojna
Nanda Devi Kanya Yojna is an amazing initiative by the Uttrakhand government. This scheme is launched with the help of women and child welfare department. This government schemes for girl child focuses on financial help to girls at the time of their studies after school. The main benefit of the scheme is that the girl child receives a huge fixed deposit amount at the time of adulthood.

Benefits
Under this scheme, the girl child receives double monetary benefits in her life. First of all, an amount of Rs.5000 will be given at the time of birth of the girl child.
Also, a fixed amount of Rs.15000 is fixed in the name of the girl child and it will be given to the girl when she turns 18 years old or passes the class 10th examination. Hence, this amount gives help to the girl and the family for further studies.
Eligibility
The applicant should hold Uttrakhand domicile
The income of the family of the girl child should be less than 36000/month (for rural area) and 42000/month (for urban area)
The applicant should belong to the below poverty line
Only two girl child from the same family can avail this benefit
The applicant should have the following documents: Aadhar Card, Domicile Certificate, Income Certificate, Girl’s Birth Certificate, BPL Certificate and Maternal-Child Protection Card.

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