CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SCHEMES
Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana-2015
Launched: 22 January 2015
Main Objective: To generate awareness and improving the efficiency of welfare services meant for women.
The scheme is to have as focused intervention and multi-section action in almost 100 districts with low Child Sex Ratio (CSR).
About Complete Schemes
THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF BETI BACHAO BETI PADHAO SCHEME
The complete aim of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme is to celebrate the birth of a girl child to prevent the violation of the interests of girls as a result of outdated and conservative thoughts. This plan was launched for the following objectives for girls’ education and welfare:
To stop the discrimination of the girl child and practice of sex determination test
Today, the female sex ratio is decreasing on an alarming level in Asia. Our country is at the top of this declining ratio. Under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme, mainly female and male sex ratio has been focused upon and major steps are being taken towards the prevention of gender discrimination.
To ensure the survival and protection of girls
In our country every day you can read the news in the newspapers that a female embryo, an unborn baby girl, was found dead in the dust-bin, wrapped in newspapers or near the railway station, etc. What is happening in our country? This shows somewhere some sick mindset prevails in our society. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme is a huge step in the direction of stopping this practice and ensuring the existence and safety of every child.
THE KEY FEATURES OF BETI BACHAO BETI PADHAO SCHEME
There are two major features of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme:
The aim of the campaign is to ensure that the birth and upbringing of the girl child lead to their empowerment so that she becomes a proud citizen of the country without discrimination. The campaign has been launched at the community level in 100 districts along with national, state and district levels with immediate effect.
Multisectoral action to cover all states and union territories in 100 selected districts with CSR (as a pilot scheme)
Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Health and Family Affairs have taken joint steps to ensure the survival and protection of girl’s education. These involve multisectoral, united efforts for the management of BBBP by all departments at the level of district Collectors/Deputy Commissioners (DC).
Steps by the Ministry of Women and Child Development:-
1. To promote the registration of pregnancies in the first trimester in Anganwadi centres;
2. Undertake training of new women entrepreneurs;
3. Community mobilization and sensitization;
4. The participation of gender support;
5. Award and recognition of front-running workers and institutions.
Steps by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
1. Monitor the implementation of Preconception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDT) Act, 1994
2. Increase in institutional deliveries
3. Registration of births
4. Strengthening PNDT Cells
5. Establishment of monitoring committees