The much-anticipated sixth installment of the Ladli Behna Yojana, a flagship initiative by the Madhya Pradesh government, is expected to be disbursed on November 10, coinciding with Dhanteras, as reported by Navbharat Times. Under this phase of the program, beneficiaries are set to receive ₹1,250, underscoring the state’s dedication to the well-being of its female residents.
Recent discussions on social media surrounding the Ladli Behna Yojana have emerged due to the prevailing model code of conduct in the state preceding the assembly elections. To address these concerns, Navbharat Times approached officials for clarification. Anupam Rajan, the Chief Electoral Officer of Madhya Pradesh, confirmed that the Election Commission has not received any communication from the Women and Child Development Department regarding the scheme.
Additionally, RR Bhosle, an official from the Women and Child Development Department, stated that there has been no correspondence with the Election Commission regarding the allocation of funds for the Ladli Behna Scheme.
Bhosle clarified, “The scheme is an ongoing initiative, and there is no need to seek permission from the Election Commission. The scheduled transfer of funds to the bank accounts of eligible women will proceed as planned on November 10.”
The Ladli Behna Yojana, launched earlier this year on March 5, 2023, aims to promote the financial empowerment and self-reliance of women throughout Madhya Pradesh. Initially providing ₹1,000 per month to eligible beneficiaries, the scheme was later increased to ₹1,250 per month.
Madhya Pradesh is gearing up for assembly polls at the end of the year. Women constitute 7.07 lakh of the 13.39 lakh new voters in the state, reflecting a 2.79 percent increase in their numbers on the electoral list compared to a 2.30 percent rise for men.