New Schemes under New Budget
Under the government's flagship programme for the girl child 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao', the proposed allocation in 2018-19 has increased to Rs 280 crore against revised estimates of Rs 186.04 crore for this fiscal.
However, Rs 2,400 crore has been assigned to the Maternity Benefit Programme in 2018-19, lower than the revised estimate of Rs 2,594.55 crore in 2017-18.
The allocation towards the scheme for safety of women (Nirbhaya Fund) has increased to Rs 19.75 cro ..
A sum of Rs 60 crore has been allocated towards the Ujjawala scheme for prevention of trafficking, against Rs 35 crore in the revised estimate for the current financial year.
National Scheme for Incentive to Girl Child for Secondary Education has been allocated Rs 255.9 crore, much lower than the Rs 320 crore assigned in the revised estimate of 2017-18.
The target of beneficiaries under Ujjwala scheme has been raised to 8 crore, besides ..