Nizamabad: Stating that the state government has taken over social responsibility of the girl child, MP K. Kavitha on Wednesday said that this was because some parents felt girls to be a burden and were unable to provide better education and perform their marriages.
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has introduced Kalyana Laxmi scheme to help poor girls with Rs 75,000 in financial aid for their marriages, she said.
Ms Kavitha inaugurated tribal welfare residential women’s degree college here on Wednesday where she said that Nizamabad district has highest average population of women and people’s representatives will help their empowerment.
She said that pregnant women get Rs 12,000 if they opt to give birth in government hospitals and an additional Rs 1,000 if the newborn is a girl.
Ms Kavitha also inaugurated Gosangi sangham building near Giriraj Degree College in the city. MLC D. Rajeshwer, mayor Akula Sujatha, TSREDCO chairman S.A. Aleem, in-charge collector A. Ravinder Reddy, ZP vice-chairperson G. Sumana, municipal corporators and others were present.