4,600 Haryana girls get education loan

To provide monetary assistance to meritorious girls of the state, Haryana government has disbursed Rs 3.90 crore to 4,595 female students under the education loan scheme.

The loan was given by Women Development Corporation of Haryana during the current financial year. The scheme is being implemented to encourage girls of the state to pursue higher education at graduate, post graduate, doctoral and post doctoral level in the country and abroad, an official spokesman said.

Due to limited resources of the family, high fee of private institutions and rate of interest of banks, meritorious students were deprived of higher and professional education. With a view to provide assistance to such meritorious girl students, the corporation provides five per cent interest subsidy, he said.

The corporation provides this subsidy to the concerned bank through cheque by concerned district manager on behalf of student. Out of the total 4,595 beneficiaries, 235 were given interest subsidy for education abroad.

Healthcare for children

More than 8.56 lakh children have been medically examined under the Indira Bal Swasthya Yojna (IBSY) of Health Department during the year 2012.

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