Giving Wings To Dreams Of Girls With Just Small Sums
The Morning Standard|April 18, 2021
Kanyadhan Yojana enables girls to study and support their families, finds Vineet Upadhyay
Vineet Upadhyay

FEMALE literacy rate in Uttarakhand for rural areas is a little over 66% whereas, among males, the figure is over 86%. Women in the rural areas of the state have to not only take care of the household work but also go out and toil in the farms. In 2017, the state government launched Gaura Devi Kanyadhan Yojana with an aim to empower and assist girl students. Since then, the lives of thousands of women have changed. Here’s how it has worked.

Manisha Bohra (20) says she got financial assistance of ₹51,000 from the state government two years back. “It changed my life. I utilised the money for my education and was able to support my family financially,” says Manisha who is in second year of graduation from Champawat district.

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