Government of Madhya Pradesh launched Mukhyamantri Ladli Bahna Yojana

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Mukhya Mantri Ladli Bahna YojanaMadhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched the 'Mukhya Mantri Ladli Bahna Yojana'.

An Overview of the News 

  • The Ladli Bahna Yojana 2023 was officially inaugurated by CM Chouhan, who took the initiative to deposit the first instalment of Rs 1,000 in the accounts of eligible women beneficiaries.

  • This scheme was launched in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh with the primary objective of empowering women and providing financial assistance to them.

  • The chief minister outlined plans to increase the monthly support to Rs 1,200, Rs 1,500, Rs 1,700 and eventually Rs 2,000, thereby increasing the financial assistance provided to beneficiaries.

About Ladli Behna Scheme

  • It was started on March 15 by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

  • This scheme provides financial assistance to women in Madhya Pradesh.

  • Under the scheme, an amount of Rs 12,000 per year ie Rs 1,000 per month is sent directly to the bank accounts of eligible women.

  • The state government has allocated a budget of Rs 60,000 crore for the implementation of the scheme.

  • The scheme is open to women belonging to various categories including general, OBC, SC, ST, abandoned, or widowed women.

  • Eligible women will have to fulfill certain criteria including being economically weak and owning less than five acres of land.

  • The scheme targets women with an annual income of less than Rs 2.5 lakh.

  • The age of the woman should be between 23 to 60 years to be eligible for the scheme.

About Madhya Pradesh

  • It is the second largest state of India by area after Rajasthan.

  • Forests occupy 25.14 percent of its area.

  • Governor - Mangubhai Patel

  • Chief Minister - Shivraj Singh Chouhan

  • Capital - Bhopal

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