This week, the women’s and children’s ministry announced the latest plan to reverse the trend. The premise: Pay a family to raise a girl.
Give birth to a daughter, and the family gets cash. Vaccinate her, more cash. Send her to school, feed her, delay her marriage, cash payment for each step.
The staggered payments will be handed out in seven, mostly rural states, beginning at $400 and extending up to an additional $2,500. They will “force the families to look upon the girl as an asset rather than a liability, since her very existence would lead to cash inflow to the family,” Renuka Chowdhury, women and children development minister, told reporters earlier this week.
Sounds good!! But ..
Why don’t anyone ask Renuka how much does she spend for the poor girls working aside road from her salary? Everyone can make merry from other’s money or Govt money…can she fund half of your salary to women development. If women can’t help the poor women then how can complete women empowerment be done. How many women are ready to help poor women from Rajasthan desert or mining area of Chattisgargh from their own pocket. Applying make-up in face wearing some sparkling stones, adding perfume some women are talking about women liberty…but from the fund of government…not any rupee from their purse….why? No No. don’t tell that there are no rich women in India…or women have to look after her kids…don’t lie to us. Lakhs of rich, self-dependent women are taking about for women empowerment, they waste their money for facial, for cosmetics for spa, for hair treatment, pedicure, manicure etc but reluctant to spend money for poor girls who have not the primary education.