Seven Lakh Baby-Girls Become ‘Ladli Laxmi’ In Four Years
Bhopal : Conservative views on birth of baby-girls are undergoing an amazing metamorphosis after considerable improvement in women empowerment, education and health of girls in Madhya Pradesh. The State Government has initiated many schemes and facilities in order to improve the lives of girls and ‘Ladli Laxmi Yojna’ is one of them. On the one hand, this ambitious scheme launched in May 2007 from Raisen District is making the girls ‘Lakhpati’ while the society gets rid of conservative attitude that the girls are a burden on the other. Around seven lakh baby-girls have become ‘Ladli Laxmi’ in the past four years under the scheme.Maximum numbers of Ladli Laxmi were registered in Jabalpur division where one lakh 62 thousand 181 girls took benefit of the scheme. Indore division stood second with registering one lakh 14 thousand 301 girls while 83 thousand 601 girls were benefited in Ujjain division. Sagar division secured fourth position with a registration of 77 thousand 749 girls.
In other divisions, 76 thousand 491 girls in Bhopal, 59 thousand 335 in Gwalior, 52 thousand 638 in Rewa division, 41 thousand 202 in Chambal, 39 thousand 919 in Shahdol and 39 thousand 342 girls were registered in Narmadapuram division.
Chhindwara district was a pioneer in availing the benefits of Ladli Laxmi. In the district, 35 thousand 623 girls were benefited. Jabalpur was in second position with registering 35 thousand 187 girls. Indore district, 28 thousand 334, 25 thousand 51 girls in Sagar district, 24 thousand 295 in Dhar district, 23 thousand 878 in Balaghat district, 22 thousand 520 in Bhopal district, 20 thousand 809 in Betul district, 19 thousand 941 thousand girls were benefited in Mandla district in last four years.
In the year 2010-11, Jabalpur had been top position under the scheme. A total of 65 thousand 517 girls had availed benefits of the scheme. Indore division was in second position where 47 thousand 828 girls had taken benefits of the scheme. Simiarly, 38 thousand 341 in Ujjain division, 31 thousand 851 in Sagar division, 28 thousand 698 in Bhopal division, 23 thousand 645 in Gwalior division in other divisions girls from 15 thousand to 20 thousand were registered under the scheme.