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This story is from August 15, Conditions such as institutional deliveries, birth registration, and immunization will be declared as requisites to be eligible for the scheme.
Since its announcement in May, 44, pregnant women in the state have registered under the scheme. As per the Bangaru Thalli scheme, the state will deposit Rs 2, in the mother's bank account if a girl child is born.
Then on, till the child turns five, Rs 1, would be deposited in the account each year for the girl's expenses. The state will also cover expenses for the child's immunization shots. The response to the scheme's announcement has been encouraging as several to-be parents have been approaching us to get enrolled," said Dr E V Swarnalatha, joint director of schemes, WCWD.
The scheme aims to ensure that every girl child born in the families of white card holders should become a graduate so that they can become a teacher or bank employee or even join the civil services. The scheme was also seen as a counter measure to reverse the declining sex ratio in the state. As of , Andhra Pradesh showed a sex ratio of girls per 1, boys. As the child graduates to higher classes, the amount increases with Rs 4, being given for each of the three years of graduation.
A lump sum amount of Rs 1 lakh will be given to the girl after her graduation, primarily for marriage expenses. However, if she discontinues studies at intermediate level, only an amount of Rs 50, would be given. Once the girl turns seven, she can have a joint account along with her mother," said Swarnalatha. The scheme will initially be applicable for 42 girl children from families of white card holders after which it will be implemented on a larger-scale.
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