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Beti Bachao Beti Padho expanded to 61 more districts

Beti Bachao, Beti Padho expanded to 61 more districts

The famous Beti Bachao Beti Padho scheme has formally been launched in another 61 districts. Maneka Gandhi herself has launched this expansion. The scheme was launched by the Ministry at a high level conference at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

Initially, the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22nd of January 2015. In the first year, it encountered success.

As the first year has completed, the BBBP scheme is being expanded in additional 61 districts across 11 States and UTs with low Child Sex Ratio.

The details of the progress so far achieved have been given by Secretary, WCD V. Somasundaran at the Conference. The conference witnessed various experiences of implementing the scheme. It was good motivation for new districts to plan the program and expand it.

The collectors of select BBBP districts in the country were invited to share their innovative interventions which happened in the one year of the scheme in an interactive session.

The Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme was launched by the government because of the alarming Child Sex Ratio and related issues. It was meant to tackle the disempowerment of women. It was initially launched in select 100 districts based on the low child sex ratio.

The scheme focused majorly on spreading awareness and conduct advocacy campaigns. In the select 100 districts, the effective enforcement of Pre-Conception & Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC&PNDT) Act was launched.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) along with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Human Resource Development launched the initiative. The scheme gave stewardship of District Magistrates and Deputy Commissioners. Many of them have come up with various innovative initiatives to tackle the issues related to declining child sex ratio and the discrimination against girl child.

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