Maharashtra government has launched a new Rajmata Jijau Griha Swamini Yojana 2024 for women empowerment. In this scheme, women will get relaxation on stamp duty while making transfer of house property or registration of sale deed in their name. The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) govt. has started this initiative in Budget 2024 as a gift to women coinciding with the International Women’s Day. In this article, we will tell you about the complete details of the राजमाता जिजाऊ गृह स्वामिनी योजनेची.
Maharashtra Rajmata Jijau Griha Swamini Yojana 2024
In Maharashtra Budget 2024, Dy. CM and Finance Minister, Ajit Pawar has announced an outlay of Rs. 2,247 crore on execution of various schemes through Women & Child Development Department. The MVA govt. has given a concession of 1 percent in Stamp Duty over the prevailing rates exclusively for women. It would be only applicable when the transfer of house / property or registration of sale deed is in the name of a woman / women only.
Dy. CM in his speech mentioned that “The scheme will be known as Rajmata Jijau Griha Swamini Yojana 2024. The women gives meaning to the house and it is not wrong for her to expect ownership in the property. It’s a part of the women empowerment process.” However, Maharashtra Rajmata Jijau Griha Swamini Yojana would entail a revenue loss of around Rs 1,000 crore to the state exchequer which he balanced by slapping additional VAT and State Excise Duty on different types of liquors.
Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Scheme in Maharashtra
Maharashtra has always lead the country in policy-making for women and has taken many progressive steps for girls education, making it free till Class 12. He announced a new scheme for free travel for girls in rural areas, from their village homes to schools/colleges via Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation buses.
The scheme is launched as Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule and the state will also provide 1,500 eco-friendly CNG and Hybrid buses to the MSRTC on priority. A new Tejasvini Yojana will provide special buses for women in urban/metro centres for a safe and easy commute.
Under the Nav-Tejaswini Maharashtra Gramin Mahila Udyam Vikas, a 6-year project funded by International Funds for Agriculture Development to the tune of Rs. 523 crore. Women and self-help groups will get opportunities to improve livelihood and result in value additions to their enterprises.
To empower women and children, the state has already reserved 3 per cent from the District Annual Plans through which around Rs 300 crore would be available each year. Dy CM Ajit Pawar also announced the formation of India’s first women’s battalion of the State Reserve Police Force in the country which is expected to come up soon.