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".
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.
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
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