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Maha govt announces 'Kanya Van Samruddhi Yojana'

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Press Trust of India Mumbai
The Maharashtra government today announced a new scheme called 'Kanya Van Samruddhi Yojana', wherein farmers families where girl children are born, will be given saplings for plantation.
An official in the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said the scheme is aimed at empowering women and promoting tree plantation.
The scheme was approved in the weekly cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
A farmer family blessed with a girl child between April 1 and March 31 can make an application with the gram panchayat after which they will get 10 saplings free of cost from the forest department.
Beneficiaries will have to plant the saplings between July 1 and 7. "It is expected that the income from these trees will be utilised for safeguarding the future of the girls," the official said.
The saplings will be of different varieties, including teakwood, mango, jackfruit, black plum and tamarind. The scheme will be applicable for maximum two girls.
The beneficiaries will also be helped under the horticulture scheme.
The official said it is expected that at least two lakh farmers families will benefit from the scheme every year.

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First Published: Jun 27 2018 | 8:15 PM IST

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