In a major development from Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said his government will take the responsibility of educating girl students up to postgraduate level, and as a step toward that and also taking its campaign against child marriage forward, the state cabinet today approved a scheme to provide funds to girl students every month, officials said. The scheme named Mukhya Mantri Nijut Moina (MMNM) is expected to cover around a million girl students and cost the state ₹ 300 crore in the first year, and around ₹ 1,500 crore over a five-year period. The Assam government announced Nijut Maina Scheme to fight against early marriage of girl students. To inspire girl students to continue education up to post graduate level, those who join higher secondary first- and second-year will get monthly stipends of ₹ 1,000 from the government. The girls students who will get themselves admitted in degree courses will get ₹ 1,250 per month from the government," Mr. Sarma said.

Source- NDTV