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Providing social and financial security to girl child under 'Dulari Scheme' in A&N Islands

Port Blair ,

    Dulari Scheme, a Govt. of India scheme envisioned at encouraging birth of girl child is being implemented as a plan scheme effectively in A&N Islands'. Launched on Jan. 26, 2013 in A&N Islands, the scheme is aimed to reduce the gap in sex ratio to the replacement level of Net Reproduction Rate (NRR) i.e. 1 by ten years after implementation of the scheme whichever is earlier.   The objective of the scheme is to reduce the gap in sex ratio to a replacement level of NRR, to encourage birth of girl child in 
A & N Islands, to provide social security to the newly born girl child, for her education and marriage, to adopt delayed marriage practices in respect of girl child and to encourage adoption of hospital delivery practices.
    As per the present scheme, the girl child born on or after 26.01.2013 are eligible to get the benefit under the scheme for birth incentives and the girl children who have passed 8th Standard from the year 2013 onwards will also get the education benefit of this scheme. 
    All the girl born to either of the parents who is/are having a permanent resident of A & N Islands are eligible for availing benefit provided under Dulari scheme viz. Benefits at Birth (Hospital Delivery or Home Delivery) Rs.8,000/- & Rs.5,000/- respectively. Rs.5,000/- will be provided to the girl child on passing VIII  standard, Rs.10,000/- on passing X standard & Rs.10,000 on passing XII standard, Rs.5,000/- on getting married after the age of 21 years and Rs.10,000/- on getting married after  the age of 25 years.
    A total of 29303 beneficiaries have been registered upto April 2022. The registration form can be availed from nearest Health Center and for further information contact 'Dulari Cell' functioning at Room No. 57 at OPD Complex, G.B Pant Hospital. Eligible beneficiaries have been requested to contact the nearest Health Institutions to register themselves for availing financial benefits provided by the A&N Administration under this Scheme.