The Kanya Sumangala Yojana, launched by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in November 2019, has benefited over 9.91 lakh girls in Uttar Pradesh through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).
The scheme envisages payment of Rs 15,000 to a girl over a period of about 15 years, starting from the time of her birth with the last installment paid when she gets admission to a graduation or diploma course.
Kanya Sumangala scheme has been designed in a way that the parents will have to take proper care of the girl child with respect to her health and education and other aspects, in order to get the benefit.
The funds under the scheme will be released in various installments when the girl child completes various milestones such as at the time of birth, vaccination, admission to Class 1, 6, 9, and graduation.
The state government spokesman said that more than 1.55 lakh new eligible girl children were added under the scheme with the help of the 'Mission Shakti' campaign.
"Flagship campaigns like Mission Shakti 3.0 in the state are testimony of the fact that the chief minister has put the welfare of women and girls on the top priority," the spokesman added.