All 640 districts covered under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

Question: Consider the following statements with reference to the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme of Union Government:
1) This scheme was launched by Central Government to address the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and encouraging Girl Child Education
2) It was launched on January 22, 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
3) It was launched by Ministry of Women and Child Development
4) This scheme has covered all 640 districts of the country
Correct option is:

(a) 1, 3 and 4
(b) 1, 2 and 4
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • The ambitious scheme of Central government Beti Bachao Beti Padhao(BBBP) has covered all the 640 districts (as per 2011 census) since 2018-19 out of which 405 districts are covered through Multi-sectoral intervention, Media and Advocacy while the rest 235 districts are covered through alert Media & Advocacy outreach.
  • As per data,out of 161 selected districts 104 have shown improvement in Sex Ratio at Birth(SRB),119 districts have reported progress in first trimester registration against the reported Anti Natal Care registrations and 146 districts have reported improvement in institutional deliveries.
  • With an initial funding of 50 crore in 2014-15, it was raised to 280 crore in 2018-19.
  • About the Scheme:
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme was launched on January 22, 2015, to address the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR), enabling Girl Child Education, related issues of women empowerment and aims to change mindsets to value girl child.
  • This is a tri-ministerial effort of Ministry of Women and Child Development, Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource Development aiming to empower girl child.
  • This scheme aims to stop female-foeticide. The CSR of India declined from 927 girls per 1000 boys in 2001 to 918 in 2011 citing major lacks in the laws as well as in its implementations.
  • The key elements include nation-wide awareness and advocacy campaign and multi-sectoral action which include effective implementation of Pre Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, Pre/Post Natal mother care, improving girls enrolment in schools, trainings etc.


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