Maharashtra Government on 8 March 2015 launched Bhagyashree scheme for girl child. The scheme replaced Sukanya scheme.
As per the scheme, the state government will deposit an amount of 21200 rupees in bank for a girl child born in a Below the Poverty Line (BPL) family.
The Bhagyashree scheme aims at providing one lakh rupee on maturity after the girl completes 18 years of age.
The scheme was launched by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis in the presence of Bollywood actress Bhagyashree. Bollywood actress Bhagyashree is the brand ambassador of the scheme.
The Bhagyashree scheme would be linked to the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme of Union Government.
When: 8 March 2015