March 8, 2019
Bangla Government’s schemes and provisions for women’s education
Over the last eight years, the Trinamool Congress Government has introduced several measures, through various schemes and projects, for empowering women through educating them, many of which are the pet initiatives of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The first women’s university in eastern India was also established in Bangla.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day today, we have listed below these measures.
Kanyashree Prakalpa: 56.25 lakh girls have benefitted from this scheme. It has won several international and national awards, the most prominent being the United Nations Public Service Award in 2017, which it won after competing among 552 projects from 62 countries.
Rupashree Scheme: Till December 31, 2018, more than 1.26 lakh families had been given financial assistance to the tune of approximately Rs 320 crore, for the marriage f their daughters
Sabooj Sathi: Over 1 crore students have been given bicycles for coming to school, of which 37 lakh have been given to girls.
Universities for women: To ensure that every girl in Bangla gets a chance at higher education, the State Government has built universities to especially cater to them.
There are currently two universities for women: Diamond Harbour Women’s University and Kanyashree University.
Facilities for female school students
Every government school in the State has separate toilets for girls.
Scholarships and hostels facilities have been specially made available for girls belonging to minority communities.