Odisha CM launches ‘Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana’
As part of the 100th birth anniversary of legendary leader Biju Patnaik, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday launched Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana, unveiled logo and dedicated 1000 Anganwadi Centres at the State Secretariat.
Biju Kanya Ratna Scheme aims at ensure survival and development of girls. It also aims to provide adequate health and education services to the girl child.
On pilot basis the scheme will be launched in Ganjam, Dhenkanal and Angul districts, where the girl child sex ratio is low comparison to other districts of Odisha. The scheme has been estimated at around Rs 3.5 crore.