Union Government on 19 April 2016 extended the Beti Bachao Beti Padho (BBBP) Scheme in additional 61 districts across 11 States and Union Territories. The scheme was extended in the districts with low Child Sex Ratio.
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi who extended the scheme into 61 more districts informed that out of hundred, 49 districts are doing extremely well. She said, the child sex ratio of the other districts remain stable.
Apart from this, she said that for the monitoring of pregnancy, Sarpanch of the village should be made nodal person and district collector have been asked to show the data of number of boys and girls in every village through a board.
Superintendent of police in every district will nominate one woman Police Volunteer to monitor security situation of women.
Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme (BBBP)
• The scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 January 2015 from Panipat, Haryana in 100 districts of the country.
• BBBP is designed to address the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and related issues of disempowerment of women through a life cycle continuum.
• The key elements of the scheme include awareness and advocacy campaign, multi-sectoral action and effective enforcement of pre-conception and pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act.
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When: 19 April 2016