Kanyashree Prakalpa is a government scheme launched in 2013 in the state of West Bengal, India, to provide financial assistance to girls from economically weaker sections in the state to help with their education and empowerment. The scheme is intended to improve the status and well-being of the girl child and to promote gender equality.

The main features of the scheme include:

  • Eligibility: The scheme is open to girls between the ages of 13 and 18 years, who are from economically weaker sections and are enrolled in school or college.
  • Financial Assistance: The scheme provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships and cash incentives to the girl children.
  • Beneficiary Identification: Beneficiaries are identified through a process of community mobilization and survey by Anganwadi workers and the ICDS scheme.
  • Use of Funds: The funds can be used for the girl child's education, health, and nutrition needs.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: The scheme is monitored and evaluated by the state government of West Bengal.

The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to the girl child's family for her education and empowerment, which would help reduce the burden of expenses on the family, and change the attitude of the society towards the girl child. The scheme also encourages the parents for the girl child education and their participation in social and economic activities.