Madhya Pradesh CM launches scheme to help girls financially – ‘Ladli Laxmi 2.0’

With an aim to encourage girls to pursue higher education and make them independent Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday, launched the flagship scheme of his government ‘Ladli Laxmi 2.0’.

The scheme intends to change the perspective of society towards girl children and provides monetary benefits to eligible girl children to ensure quality education.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched the scheme in 2007, during his first tenure as the Chief Minister of the state.

The scheme also had a catch that the parents must not marry their girl child before the age of 18. With more than 43 lakh Ladli Laxmis in the state, the scheme is quite popular since 2007.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that when he became an MP from Vidisha in 1991, he used his allowances as an MP to fund the marriages of girls.

The Chief Minister also announced ‘Ladli Laxmi Vatika’ (garden) which will be developed in every district of Madhya Pradesh. He even planted saplings at one such Vatika in Bhopal, along with some beneficiary girls.