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Attendance Scholarship for girls from rural areas

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Scholarship is provided to girls from rural areas in order to  reduce the drop out  rate at primary and secondary school levels,  to encourage rural girls   to pursue and improve their education.  An amount of Rs.25/- p.m. for 10 months is given  to  girls studying in 5th  to 7th   standard  and  Rs. 50/-  p.m. to girls studying in 8th to 10th standard. The scholarship is linked   to a minimum of 80% attendance and successful completion of examinations. Family income of the girl must be below Rs. 10,000/- per  annum and  she must be a resident of the   village with a population  less than 20,000.

The scheme is  implemented in 10 educationally backward districts  through Zilla Panchayaths.  

During the year 2013-14, an allocation of Rs.79.00 lakhs has been made.  Out of which an expenditure of Rs.64.69 lakhs has been made upto the end of March 2014.

No budget has been provided for the year 2014-15.

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