New Year gift to Bengalureans: 1st baby girl born to parents at municipal hospitals to get Rs. 5 lakh

Updated:1 year, 1 month ago IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka), Dec 30 (ANI): In a move to counter growing disparity in sex ratio in different parts of Karnataka, the first girl child born in BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagare Palike) will get fixed deposit of Rs 5 lakh in a joint account with her mother, said Bengaluru Mayor Sampath Raj. The resolution was passed in council on Friday. Giving examples of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, External Affairs Minister Sushma Sawaraj, Sampath said that women are equal to men and we aim to initiate this to take care of female gender till her higher education in the state.

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