Goa launches 'Ladli Lakshmi' scheme

To get the benefit of the scheme, the parents should be living in Goa for 25 years and the girl should have been born and brought up in the state

Panaji: With an aim to prevent female foeticide in the state, Goa government on Friday formally launched the ambitious 'Ladli Lakshmi' scheme, reports PTI.

Under the scheme, girls who are 18 years of age and above would be provided Rs1 lakh each for their marriage.

While launching the scheme, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the parents who get upset after having a girl child worrying about her future, will get help through the scheme.

The scheme, which was one of the BJP's promises during the recently held state Assembly elections, covers all the Goan girls between 18-40 years of age.

The girls who get legally married in the state would be provided Rs1 lakh under the scheme, with retrospective effect from 1 April 2012.

To get the benefit of the scheme, the parents should be living in Goa for 25 years and the girl should have been born and brought up in the state.

"For those who are born outside the state, the state government committee will scrutinise their applications," Parrikar said.

The state government has reserved a fund of Rs150 crore for the scheme, which will initially cover all those girls who got married since 1 April 2012.

"Even those girls who have completed 18 years can avail benefit of the scheme. The government will deposit money in their name in the bank, which can be withdrawn after showing the marriage certificate and declaration about the marriage," the Chief Minister stated.

Goa registers around 10,000 marriages every year.

Five banks would be empanelled and the Women and Child Welfare department would implement the scheme, which will supersede the earlier 'Kanya Dhan' scheme, which provided Rs25,000 to a girl attaining the age of 18 years.

Comments
Tina Gomes
4 years ago
I'm Resident of Goa and I got married in 2010, can I apply for ladli laxmi scheme.
Tina Gomes
4 years ago
I'm Resident of Goa and I got married in 2010,
Can I apply for ladli laxmi scheme.
Arun Gudigar
5 years ago
Can we apply for a girl who is 3 months old and born in Goa? Mother's birth is also in Goa
Arun Gudigar
5 years ago
Can we apply for a girl who is 3 months old and born in Goa? Mother's birth is also in Goa
bhupen
8 years ago
if she married to other state person then also scheme is applicable?
bhupen
8 years ago
if she married to other state person then also scheme is applicable?
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