The Rupashree Prakalpa Scheme 2023, launched by the West Bengal government, is a significant initiative to empower young girls from economically weaker families. The scheme aims to give one-time financial assistance of Rs. 25,000 to girls above the age of 18 years who are getting married. By offering this assistance, the government aims to alleviate the financial burden faced by families and promote the well-being of girls from underprivileged backgrounds.
Track Your Rupashree Prakalpa Scheme Application Status Online
Applicants can now conveniently track the status of their Rupashree Prakalpa Scheme applications online at the official website wbrupashree.gov.in. By entering their applicant ID and the relevant year, applicants can easily check the progress of their application. This feature provides transparency and ensures that the benefits reach the eligible candidates without delays.
Statistics of Rupashree Prakalpa Scheme
Since its inception, the Rupashree Prakalpa Scheme has brought significant positive changes in the lives of young girls and their families. More than 10 lakh families have already benefited from this scheme, and another 2 lakh families are set to receive assistance soon. Over the last nine months, nearly 2.5 lakh girls have successfully tied the knot with the financial aid provided by this scheme. The total outlay for the scheme stands at Rs. 1500 crore, showcasing the government’s commitment to supporting its citizens.
Eligibility Criteria for Rupashree Prakalpa Scheme
To be eligible for the Rupashree Prakalpa Scheme, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- The applicant should be a woman above the age of 18 years and unmarried at the time of application.
- As per the criteria, the applicant must be entering her first marriage to be considered.
- Applicants must be born in West Bengal or reside there for at least five years, or have parents who are permanent residents of West Bengal.
- The family income should not exceed Rs. 1.50 lakhs per annum.
- The prospective groom should be at least 21 years old.
- The applicant should have an active bank account in a bank that supports electronic transactions through NEFT.
Applying for Rupashree Prakalpa Scheme
The application process for the Rupashree Prakalpa Scheme is straightforward. The application form can be obtained free-of-cost from specific offices based on the applicant’s location. Alternatively, applicants can download the application form in PDF format from the official website.
The completed application form, along with the necessary documents, should be submitted to the Block Development Officer (BDO), Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO), or Municipal Corporation Office, depending on the applicant’s place of residence. It is essential to submit the application not less than 30 days and not more than 60 days before the proposed marriage date.
Objectives and Benefits of Rupashree Prakalpa Scheme
The Rupashree Prakalpa Scheme has several key objectives, including:
- Encouraging girls to continue their education and delay marriages until the age of 18 years.
- Providing incentives to girls to complete secondary or senior secondary education in technical streams.
- Empowering girls economically and socially.
- Reducing the risks of early pregnancies and improving child and maternal health.
- Promoting financial inclusion and empowering adolescent girls.
The scheme offers multiple benefits, such as reducing child marriage and easing the financial burden of marriage expenses for parents of girls. Moreover, it complements other schemes like Kanyashree and Yuvashree, contributing to increased education rates for girls.
The Rupashree Prakalpa Scheme 2023 is a transformative initiative by the West Bengal government that aims to uplift and empower young girls from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. By providing financial assistance for their marriages and incentivizing education, the government is creating a positive impact on the lives of thousands of families across the state. As the scheme continues to make a difference in the lives of people, it reinforces the commitment of the government to improve the overall well-being of its citizens.