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Beti Bachao Beti Padhao to extend to 61 districts

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao to extend to 61 districts

The programme Beti Bachao Beti Padhao has been launched with the aim to improve the condition of girl child in the country. It was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sonipat in Haryana last year. The main aim of the program is to improve the skewed Child Sex Ratio in various districts.

Currently the level of the sex ratio is at a horrifying 918 girls for 1000 boys. The programme aims to cut down gender-biased sex selection which is one of the biggest factors in skewing sex ratio. Now the program is being extended to 61 more districts to improve survival, protection and education of the girl child.

Initially, the flagship programme of NDA government ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ was launched in 100 districts. As the programme saw great success, it is being extended to 61 more districts, Union minster Maneka Gandhi said.

The Union Minister for Women and Child Development made the announcement regarding the success and expansion of the programme in an address in the All India Regional Editors Conference. She stated that such success should be extended to more districts which resulted in this move.

The minister said that the programme is bringing great changes in society. Even the state governments are taking part enthusiastically. Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan are taking serious steps to improve the condition of girl children and provide them with better opportunities.

When asked about the illegal practice of sex determination, the minister stated that sex determination tests are something that should be compulsory because they help monitor the well-being of the embryo.

She said that once it is found whether the child is a boy or a girl, it becomes easier to monitor the baby. She adds that this is a new way of looking at the tests. This idea is being discussed among the officials and there has been no conclusion as of yet.

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