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Kanyashree Prakalpa

Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme :

Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme was introduced by Department of Women Development and Social Welfare, Government of West Bengal. The United Nations has awarded the West Bengal the first place for public service on account of the Kanyashree Prakalpa scheme. The key objective of Kanyashree Prakalpa is to improve the status of girl child in the state by incentivizing schooling of all teenage girls and preventing their early marriages. In this article, we look at Kanyashree Prakalpa scheme in detail.

 

Objectives of Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme :

The objective of Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme are as follows :

1. To provide financial helps to the girls from disadvantaged families to pursue higher studies.

2. To reduce dropouts, especially amongst girls from poor families, who are not covered by any other scholarship

3. To prevent child marriage in West Bengal by increasing the enrolment of girls in secondary education or vocational or sports training.

4. To encourage the delay of marriages of girls until they reach the age of 18.

5. To help students to continue their education for a long time.

 

Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme Scholarship :

The Kanyashree Prakalpa scheme has two benefit components.

 

Annual Scholarship

Annual scholarship to be paid annually to the girls in the age of 13 to 18, for every year. It helps to ensure that the girls remain in school and unmarried at the time.

 

On time Grant

Under Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme, one-time grant will be paid to girls between age of 18 and 19.

College Affiliation

College education in particular and higher education in general hold the key to reach the goals and dreams of one’s life as by opening the doors of choice and opportunity and career. Not only does higher education prepare mentally, it prepares one to move out on own and to become an individual in the life.