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‘Aama Yojana’ and ‘Bahini Scheme’-- Sikkim

Published on March 11, 2022
Current Context: The government of Sikkim will be launching two new initiatives namely ‘Aama Yojana and ‘Bahini Scheme’.
‘Aama Yojana’ and ‘Bahini Scheme’-- Sikkim
  • The ‘Aama Yojana’ aims to grant help to non-working mothers.
  • The ‘Bahini Scheme’ aims to support girl students in Sikkim.
  • ‘Aama Yojana’: It aims to develop a habit of saving among non-working mothers. The state government will offer funds of Rs. 20,000 each in the bank accounts non-working mothers on an annual basis.
  • The women who are enrolled in the electoral roll of the state are eligible to take the benefit of the scheme. The funds of Rs. 100 crores are allocated in the budget for this particular scheme.
  • ‘Bahini Scheme’: It aims to reduce the dropout rate of girl students in education. Many girl students drop out from education due to the lack of accessibility or availability of Sanitary Napkins and any other menstrual health reasons. So, under the scheme, over 18,000 girl students who study in class 9 and above are provided with free sanitary napkins in the state.
  • Static Part: 
    • National Parks and Wild Life Sanctuaries in Sikkim: Khangchendzonga NP, Fambong Lho WLS, Kitam Bird sanctuary, Pangolakha WLS

Question: 

Q.1 Which state is to launch two new initiatives namely ‘Aama Yojana and ‘Bahini Scheme’?
a. West Bengal
b. Sikkim
c. Karnataka
d. Gujarat
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