Statutory status for Bangaru Thalli

Statutory status for Bangaru Thalli

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Hyderabad: Clearing the smoke over Bangaru Thalli, a welfare scheme aimed at supporting the development of girl child, the State Cabinet on Friday decided to accord statutory support to the scheme and its implementation by bringing in a comprehensive legislation.

The Cabinet also decided to constitute a Cabinet Sub-Committee to submit a precise report for making the legislation in the present budget session that will be resumed on June 10. The Sub-Committee would study and submit a report to the government for making the bill on Bangaru Thalli scheme.

Giving details on the Cabinet decisions, Minister for Information and Public Relations D K Aruna said that the government would bring in the act in a flawless manner. She said that the Sub-Committee would be constituted immediately and it would submit its report before the end of the budget session. "The bill would be passed in the present session", she said.

Explaining about the 'Bangaru Thalli' scheme, she said that the state will give Rs 1,000 per month to the woman from the time she conceives till the time of her delivery. And if a girl child is born, the mother would be given Rs 2,500 at the time of delivery. From then on till the girl attains the age of five, Rs 1,500 would be given each year to the family towards the girl's expenses.

At the time of admission to school, the family would be paid Rs 1,000. The family would get Rs 2,000 every year for her studies from Class I to V. She will be paid Rs 2,500 each for the VI to the VIII standard and Rs 3,000 each for Class IX and X. For Intermediate, the girl will be paid Rs 3,500 per year and Rs 4,000 for each of the three years of graduation.

She said that the government felt the need for such a scheme because of increasing incidence of foeticide. The State accounted for 78,747 foeticide cases during 2005-11. "Protecting the girl child is the need of the hour and the government felt to make all efforts to eradicate the problem by providing all provisions to the scheme in the law", she said.

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