The Tulasipur Sub-Metropolitan City has brought a policy to implement the ‘Smart Daughter, Capable Women’ programme in order to make daughters self-dependent.
The sub-metropolis is to implement the programme to empower daughters and reduce child marriage.
Deputy Mayor Maya Acharya said that arrangement has been made where the concerned parents would be asked to open a bank account soon after the birth of the daughter and the sub-metropolitan city would deposit Rs 200 in the account every month.
The unmarried daughter could withdraw the amount after completing 20 years, added Acharya. The sub-metropolis has allocated two million rupees for the same.
Similarly, women rights activist Radha Pandey shared that the programme would help provide special respect and safety to daughters as well as to end discrimination between son and daughter, and to reduce child marriage.
Likewise, the sub-metropolitan city has given continuity to the Deputy-Mayor Women Safety Housing Programme for treatment and rehabilitation of women facing gender-based violence this year and Rs 5 million has been allocated for the same.
The sub-metropolitan city has also given priority in its budget to the policy of declaring Tulasipur sub-metropolitan city street children and street human free city by making their proper rehabilitation. Arrangement of the necessary budget has been made to run a special programme for the livelihood and socio-economic upliftment of marginalised community like Badi, Kumal and Chamar.
Meanwhile, the budget of Rs 339 billion present by the sub-metropolitan city for the coming fiscal year through ninth assembly has been passed unanimously.