Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme: An initiative to empower girls

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao means “Save the Daughter, Educate the daughter” is a slogan and initiative by the Govt. of India to educate and empower all the girls of our country. The scheme was launched by PM Narendra Modi on 22 Jan 2015. The main objective of this scheme is to address the child(2-6 years) sex ratio and to generate awareness among the parents. It is run by the Ministry of Child Affairs and Ministry of health and family welfare

We live in a country where still giving birth to a baby girl is considered unlucky. People still kill the female foeticide before they born. According to the 2001 census data in India, child sex ration was 927/1000 which means 927 girls per 1000 boys. In the 2011 census, it became 918 girls per 1000. Apparently it is not visible the sharp difference, but if you consider the data with 1.3 billion population, It becomes a huge national problem. Because girls are the medium that helps to transform one generation to the next generation.

Scheme Overview

Name of the SchemeBeti Bachao Beti Padhao
Scheme Launched byPrime Minister Narendra Modi
Launched year2015
Targeted BeneficiariesAll teenager Girls
Objective of the schemeGenearte awarness and provide welfare services to
Mode of Applicationonline
When to ApplyAvailable now
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Supervised By Ministry of Human Resource Development

The objectives of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao are:

  1. Prevention of gender-biased sex selective elimination.
  2. To ensure the survival & protection of the girl child.
  3. To ensure the education and participation of the girl child.
  4. Aware girls of all the welfare scheme

Benefits of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao are

  1. Reducing Sex Ratio at Birth(RSB): It has been found that out of the 100 districts that adopted this scheme initially had seen a positive trend in almost all districts, The scheme primarily helps states like Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar where RSB was low earlier has seen a good response.
  2. Bringing girls child right into focus: The scheme extensively helps parents to understand the right and responsibility as a parent. Earlier girls were deprived of completing primary education and were forced to early marriage. That leads to many problems like high child mortality rate, delivery problems for mothers under 15 and many more.

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The Scheme was initially started with a budget of $14 million(100cr). Initially, 100 districts across the country were selected where the child sex ratio(CSR) ration was found low.

Who is the current brand ambassador of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao?

Sakshi Malik, an Indian Olympic bronze medalist was made the brand ambassador Beti Bachao Beti Padhao