Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthaan Yojana

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Key Information

Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthaan Yojana is a scheme by the Government of Bihar to encourage girls from this state to attain higher education. The scheme will provide financial assistance to girls from their birth untill they graduate. The program is a holistic scheme, formulated to provide protection, healthcare and education to girls as well as to make them self-dependent. It aims to stop female foeticide and child marriages, improve the sex ratio, and encourage the registration and vaccination of girls. The scheme would be jointly implemented by the departments of social welfare, health and education. Under this scheme, an amount of about ₹ 50,000 (Rupee) will be provided to the girls. This financial assistance will be provided through different installments. About 1.50 ten million girls will be able to get benefits through the Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana. Only two daughters of a family can take advantage of this scheme. The students must belong to the EWS (Economically Weaker Section) category. Funds will also be provided by the government to buy sanitary napkins and uniforms under the Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana.

Lead Implementing Government(s)



South Asia


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


Not applicable or unknown


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation

Departments of Social Welfare, Health and Education


Not applicable or unknown

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Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education


  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Community sensitization
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Other cultural practices
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • None

Participants include

  • Orphans and vulnerable children

Program Approaches Back to Top

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power

Menstrual hygiene management

  • Sanitary product distribution


  • Other activities to address/end violence (not captured above)

Reducing economic barriers

  • Addressing cost of school supplies
  • Conditional cash transfers (including non-cash goods) to individuals/households
  • Reducing/eliminating school fees
  • Uniforms

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Literacy - in the classroom

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Increased grade attainment
  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased test scores
  • Increased years of schooling

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved critical consciousness
  • Improved health - other
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Reduced child marriage