Gujarat govt. has announced Vahli Dikri Yojana (Dear Daughter Scheme) for girl children of the state. Under this Vahali Dikri Yojana, the state govt. will provide education incentives and Rs. 1 lakh to first and second daughters of family. This one lakh assistance amount would be provided when the girl attains the age of 18 years. People would be able to fill the Vhali Dikari Yojna registration / application form to avail assistance.
The state govt. of Gujarat has started Vhali Dikri Yojana 2019 in order to improve the sex ratio which currently stands at 883 girls per 1000 boys. The amount under Vahli Dikari Yojna would be provided for wedding or higher education.
In the recent Gujarat Budget 2019-20, the state govt. has allocated Rs. 133 crore for Vahli Dikri Yojana.
Gujarat Vahli Dikri Yojna 2019 Amount – Application / Registration
The amount to 1st and 2nd daughters of family would be given in the following manner:-
|When Will Assistance be Transferred||Details||Amount under Vahali Dikri Yojana|
|Enrollment in Class 1st||Early Intervention Part||Rs. 4,000|
|Enrollment in Class 9th||Late Intervention Part||Rs. 6,000|
|Attaining 18 years of Age||Wedding or Higher Education||Rs. 1,00,000|
Vhali Dikri Yojna is going to reduce the dropout rate of girls from education and would also prevent child marriage. As soon as the Vahali Dikri Yojana application / registration form are out, we will update it here.
Gujarat Vahali Dikri Yojana Eligibility
Gujarat Vhali Dikari Yojana is going to improve the birth rate of girls and will strengthen the socio-economic status of the girls in society. All the applicants must fulfill the following eligibility criteria to become eligible for Vahali Dikri Yojana:-
- Applicant must be a permanent resident of Gujarat state.
- The girls must belong to a poor family with annual income of less than 2 years.
This is a first of its kind initiative in the state of Gujarat for daughters of poor families.
Similar Schemes like Vhali Dikari Yojana in Other States
Various other states are implementing similar type of schemes for girls:-
- Rajasthan – Raj Shree Yojana (2016)
- Maharashtra – Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree (2016)
- West Bengal – Kanyashree Prakalpa (2013)
- Haryana – Ladli Scheme (2015)
- Karnataka – Bhagyashree Scheme
- Madhya Pradesh – Ladli Laxmi Yojana (2006)
Provision of Rs.133-crore for a new scheme named ‘Vahali Dikri Yojana’ announced with an objective of improving girl child birth rate, strengthening socio-economic status of girls in the society, arrest their drop-out rate and prevent child marriages#GujaratBudget pic.twitter.com/Ndsu5Y5ee6
— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) July 2, 2019
This scheme will prevent female foeticide, promote education of girls and provide a substantial sum to fund higher education and wedding of girls.