History & Brief Introduction of the Department
India has had a complicated social structure. Social, religious, educational and family circumstances have been biased for women and girls since ages. The social vices and discrimination like female feticide, skewed sex ratio, child marriage and negative mindset for girls in the family etc prevalent in the society are barriers for girls and women to achieve their fundamental rights including protection, health and education. To end such inequalities and discrimination, there have been efforts made at by government as well as non-government organizations in the past and present scenarios. In addition to the existing efforts being made by the government, Uttar Pradesh is introducing a conditional cash transfer scheme as ‘Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangla Yojna’ which is an initiative to ensure social security to the girl child along with her development. Because of this at one hand efforts to prevent social vices like female feticide and child marriage and on other hand girls will get an opportunity to advance towards opportunity of higher education and employment.
Women empowerment is a commitment of present Government of the State of Uttar Pradesh . Health and education are fundamental pillars of women empowerment. In order to improve status of health and education of girls and to brigthen their future, the state government has introduced Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala Yojna.