With the objective to check the foeticide of a girl child, improve the sex ratio and encourage registration of birth, Government of Bihar has launched a Scheme called “Mukhya Mantri Kanya Suraksha Yojana”. Under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Suraksha Yojana, Government of Bihar contributes Rs.2000/- for every Girl Child belonging to the BPL category and born on or after November 22, 2007. The benefit of the Yojana is limited to two girls per family falling below the poverty line. The amount of Rs.2000/- has been invested by Women & Child Development Corporation, Patna, Bihar on behalf of Government of Bihar in Fixed Deposits in UCO & IDBI Banks. On completion of 18 years, the amount equal to the maturity value will be paid to the girl child. In case of death of girl child during the intervening period, the amount will be paid back to Women & Child Development Corporation, Bihar. The scheme completed third year of its implementation this year. During the last three years, Mukhyamantri Kanya Suraksha Yojana of Government of Bihar has benefitted around 15 lakh girl children born in BPL families.
The program aims to ensure the rightful place for a girl child in society, her safety and security.
544 Projects of ICDS in 38 district of Bihar