A book on the West Bengal Government’s friendly initiatives for the girl child, Kanyashree scheme will soon hit the stands. The scheme which his now in it’s 7th year has bagged several awards including the United Nations Public Service Award. The Kanyashree scheme has helped girl in rural areas who are exposed to practices of child marriage and other malpractices like trafficking.
Vision and Mission:
The aim is to empower the girl child and prevent high rate of school dropouts to ultimately encourage them to take up skill development. This will help to make them independent financially eventually. ‘More than 50 lakh girls have been empowered through this scheme which has a budget of Rs 5600+ Crores’, says the Chief Minister of West Bengal on her Twitter handle.
As per statistics calculated till 1st of January, 2020, the number of beneficiaries amounts to 62,02,111. Also there are 17854 registered institutions under the Kanyashree Scheme and total number of enrolled applications is 1,82,54,744 out of which 1,79,20,053 have already been sanctioned.
The primary objective of West Bengal women development undertaking is to ‘To undertake employment generation programmes by providing adequate know-hows, training, managerial assistance and financial assistance and to assist women in setting up co-operatives, associations or other bodies for improving their vocational pursuits.
The scheme looks to arrange, assist and provide for the working capital to the persons and organizations affiliated to the scheme.