BHOPAL: Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh today, March 5, launched 'Laadli Bahna Yojana” from Bhopal.
Through this scheme, Rs.1,000 a month is to be given to those women from 23 to 60 years of age who have less than 5 acres of land and an annual income of less than Rs.2.5 lakhs, chief minster said, adding that the scheme will start today itself.
"Scheme will start from Sunday. 5 March. Beneficiaries will be able to apply for the scheme till 30 April 2023. The final list of beneficiaries of the scheme will be released on May 31," he said.
"Scheme will start from 5 March. Beneficiaries will be able to apply for the scheme utill 30 April 2023. The final list of beneficiaries of the scheme will be released on May 31, the scheme's benefits will start from June 10, 2023, and the The amount will be credited to the accounts on the 10th of every month” he said.
While speking at the gathering, the CM said, "I used to think that when that day will come, my sisters will not have to worry about thousand rupees. I thought unlike a real brother who comes once a year on Raksha Bandhan and gives gifts to the sisters, I will give something throughout the year, not once in a year."
The government hopes to target one crore women in the state where Assembly elections will be held at the end of the year by introducing the "Mukhyamantri Ladli Bahna Programme". The initiative has an allocation of Rs 8,000 crore in the state budget that was just submitted to the Assembly.
Notably, The number of women voters in Madhya Pradesh crosses 2,60,23,733, and in at least 18 of the 230 Assembly segments in Madhya Pradeh, they outnumber male voters. These include tribal-dominated Balaghat, Mandla, Dindori, Alirajpur and Jhabua districts. The number of new women voters has gone up by 2.79%, while it is 2.30% for male voters, officials said. Of the 13.39 lakh new voters, 7.07 lakh are women, as per reports.