Congress spokespersons Mustak Mohammad and Ratnala Narasimha Murthy said here on Tuesday that the ‘Bangaru Talli’ scheme announced by Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy was a historic one to encourage girls to pursue higher studies.

They said that the government would bear Rs. 55, 000 on each girl child to pursue studies till graduation and allocate Rs.1 lakh after completion of the course.