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Assam Govt. launches scheme to promote Girl education & end Child marriage

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 13-06-2024
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The Assam government has announced a new scheme Mukhya Mantri Nijut Moina (MMNM) to promote girl education and to end child marriage in the state . This was announced by the Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on 12 June 2024 after the Assam government cabinet approved the scheme .

Mukhya Mantri Nijut Moina Scheme Features 

The Mukhya Mantri Nijut Moina scheme aims to empower the girls of the state by promoting education amongst them with financial incentive and support from the state government. An empowered girl will also help in reducing the incidence of child marriage in the state.

The scheme will benefit approximately 10 lakh girl students  in the state

Girl students enrolled in higher secondary education will get Rs 1000 per month from the government.

For girls, students admitted in a three year or four year degree graduation course will receive Rs 1200 per month .

Girl students enrolled in Post Graduation or B.Ed degree will get Rs 2500 per month.

Who is not eligible ?

  • According to the chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, daughters of ministers and Members of the Assam legislative assembly(MLAs) are not eligible for the scheme.
  • Girl students who  are beneficiaries of the state government scheme  for excelling in the Higher Secondary (HS) exams and have  received a scooter will not be eligible for these monetary benefits.
  • Girl students of private colleges and universities are also not eligible .However  students from venture colleges will be eligible.
  • Girl students who are  not regular in attendance or involved in undesirable activities like ragging will also be excluded from the scheme.

Fund allocation for the Scheme 

  • The scheme is likely to cost the state government Rs 1500 crore for the next five years.
  • The state government has allocated Rs 300 crore for the first year.

About State of Assam 

The state of Assam name is found in ancient texts of Mahabaharats, Ramanayas, Puranas and it was called as Pragjyotisha’ and ‘Kamrupa’.The modern state of Assam derives its name form the Ahom who came to Assam in 11228 AD.

The modern state of Assam is located in the North-East region of India.

It is the largest state by population and second largest by area after Arunachal Pradesh amongst the Northeastern states.

According to the 2011 census the population of Assam is 3.12 Crore which is  2.58 percent of India in 2011. 

The total population of the state according to the 2011 census is 31,205,576 in which male population was 15,939,443  and the female were 15,266,133.

Capital: Dispur

Governor : Gulab Chand Kataria.

State symbols of Assam 

The Following are the state symbols of the state of Assam.

State Festival: Bihu

State Dance: Bihu Dance

State Flower: Foxtail Orchids

State Tree: Dipterocarpus macrocarpus(Hollong)

State Animal:One-horned rhinoceros

State Bird: White-winged wood duck(Deo haah)


Answer: Assam Government.

Answer: Mukhya Mantri Nijut Moina scheme.

Answer: Dispur.

Answer: Bihu.

Answer: Himanta Biswa Sarma.
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