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CM inaugurates ?Gaon Ki Beti? scheme

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan today kicked off the ambitious ?Gaon Ki Beti? scheme undertaken by the State Government to promote higher education of girls in rural areas.

india Updated: Jan 13, 2006 14:27 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan today kicked off the ambitious ‘Gaon Ki Beti’ scheme undertaken by the State Government to promote higher education of girls in rural areas.

Under the plan, the girl who gets highest marks in class 12 in the village would get scholarship of Rs 500 per month to pursue higher studies. Besides this, the government would also bear her education fees and other expenses.

The initiative was launched at a programme at village Panbihar, some 25 km from here. Speaking on the occasion, Chouhan said his government was committed to promoting girls’ education. Education of son benefits an individual, but an educated girl brings advantage for the entire family, he felt.

The CM also laid the foundation stone of Kasturba Residential Girls School to be built with a cost of 28 lakh and inaugurated the Panbihar- Mean Road constructed under the Prime Minister Rural Road Scheme.

The CM further informed that the government had decided to undertake linkage of Narmada and Kshipra rivers, which would solve the water crisis in Malwa region to a great extent. Hitting out at the previous Digvijay Singh Government for not initiating any power project during its ten-year tenure, Chouhan said new power plant of 1000 mw was being started at Khandwa for the benefit of people of Malwa region.

He pointed out that Digvijay Singh had announced waiver of power bills of farmers from 2001 to 2003, but transfer of amount from State Government to Power Board has been sanctioned by his government. District in-charge minister Narendra Singh Tomar also attended the function.