International Day of the Girl Child: Mamata Banerjee says Kanyashree scheme empowered 50 lakh girls

Kolkata, News nation Bureau | Updated : 11 October 2018, 11:35 AM
International Day of the Girl Child: Mamata Banerjee says Kanyashree scheme empowered 50 lakh girls
International Day of the Girl Child: Mamata Banerjee says Kanyashree scheme empowered 50 lakh girls

On the International Day of the Girl Child, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that her government’s flagship Kanyashree scheme had empowered over 50 lakh girls in the state since its launch in 2011.

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Taking to Twitter, Mamata said, “Today is International Day of the Girl Child. I am happy to share that our #Kanyashree Prakalpa for girl child had been feted by the @UN in 2017. More than 50 lakh girls have been empowered through this scheme which has a budget of Rs 5600+ crores. Best wishes to all #BiswaBangla (sic).”

First Published: Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:55 AM
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