Madhya Pradesh government to pay fees of girl students under Ladli Laxmi Scheme
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan marked the completion of 16 years of his flagship scheme, Ladli Laxmi Yojana, by promising to pay for the college fees of girls. He made the announcement during the Ladli Laxmi Utsav at his residence, where he called himself 'mama' of the female students from his state. The scheme will cover fees for higher education institutions, including engineering, law, IIT, and medical college, with the state government depositing the fees. The Chief Minister emphasized the need for equal treatment for daughters and sons, urging everyone to consider every daughter equal.
To celebrate the Ladli Lakshmi Utsav, the state government will organize various competitions, programmes, and health check-ups in every city and panchayat of Madhya Pradesh from May 9 to 15. Ladli Laxmi Yojana was introduced on November 2, 2007, and has since provided financial support to more than 43 lakh Ladli Laxmi girls. The scheme offers a daughter financial assistance of Rs 25,000 once she graduates from high school and has created "Ek Park Ladli Laxmi Beti Ke Naam" in each district.
To assist with college admission, Ladli Laxmi Yojana 2.0 has been launched. Additional Chief Secretary for Women and Child Development stated that the scheme is associated with education, and the state government has provided assistance of Rs 1 crore 85 lakh to 1477 Ladli Laxmi girls from Ravindra Bhawan Bhopal for their higher education.