RANCHI: Dropout of girl child for want of money will not be allowed, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das pledged on International Women's Day.
"The government will fully support education for girls as illiteracy is the biggest hurdle for development," Das said at a women's convention here today.
Honouring those women doing well in their area of work to mark the day, Das said the government has earmarked a separate budget to execute women-related schemes.
Stating that there were 36,000 self-help groups (SHGs) across Jharkhand giving jobs to approximately, four lakh persons, Das called upon to double the SGHs by the next International Women's Day.
He said the government was providing assistance of Rs 12,000 to each house-hold for construction of toilets.
Once again he appealed the women to create a "people's movement" in their respective villages to make them alcohol-free, for which the village would be rewarded with Rs 1 lakh for development.