Kanyashree scheme

News:West Bengal government has decided to set up Kanyashree University in Nadia district and Kanyashree colleges across the state so as to empower girls.  Facts: About Kanyashree scheme: The Kanyashree scheme was started by the West Bengal government to empower girls in 2013.  In 2017,the Kanyashree scheme won the United Nations for Public Service award… Continue reading Kanyashree scheme

Kanyashree stipends are no shield against trafficking

Despite being beneficiaries of the kanyashree scheme,the three young women were the victims of human trafficking between 2016-18. Kanyashree is a conditional cash transfer scheme of West Bengal.It is aimed at improving the status and well being of the girl child by incentivising schooling of teenage girls and delaying their marriages until the age of… Continue reading Kanyashree stipends are no shield against trafficking