Bhagyashree Scheme

For the upliftment of female child belonging to a BPL family, the Maharashtra government introduced the Bhagyashree Scheme. The Bhagyashree Scheme will provide an insurance coverage of Rs 1 Lakh to the female children by the time they turn 18. It works in such a way that, when a girl child is born, the government will make a Bhagyashree account on the girl's name and will deposit an amount of Rs 21,200 which will simply become Rs 1 Lakh when the girl reaches 18.

Benefits of Bhagyashree Scheme-
  • When a girl child becomes a year old, the government will deposit an amount of Rs 21,200 to her account.
  • She will get an amount of Rs 1 Lakh when she turns 18 years old.
  • A family with two girl children can also get the benefit of the scheme.
  • The government will provide a scholarship worth Rs 100 every month to the female child to study in 9th to 12th standard.
  • This scheme will provide an insurance coverage for the girl's parents as well under the "Aam Admi Bima Yojana".
Eligibility
  • Girl child of all religion and caste belonging to a BPL family is eligible. Not to forget that only two girls from the family will benefit.
  • The girl child's parents should be a Maharashtrian resident.
  • The parents after conceiving their second female child have to do the family planning operation.
  • 0 to 18 years of age is the applicable age for a girl to be introduced to this scheme where the girl child's parent's age must not exceed 60.
Required Documents
  • Application form of the Bhagyashree Scheme
  • Birth document of the girl child
  • Parents income details
  • Address proof of parents of the girl child of Maharashtra
  • Ration card; for BPL families- BPL Card
  • Bank details of the girl childCard

NOTE: You can download the online application form from: http://newindia.co.in/content.aspx?pageid=88

Where and whom to contact
  • Anganwadi Center
  • Grampanchayat Office
  • NGOs
  • Authorized Banks
  • Municipal Corporations
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