Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme extended to 61 more districts with low child sex ratio

Posted on:20 Apr 2016 09:17:13

Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme extended to 61 more districts with low child sex ratio
20 April 2016 Current Affairs: The Union Government has extended the Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme in additional 61 districts across 11 States and Union Territories with low Child Sex Ratio. It was announced by the Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi while addressing the function in New Delhi.

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Scheme : The scheme is designed to address the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio and related issues of disempowerment of women through a life cycle continuum. The main objective is to prevent gender biased sex selective elimination by strict enforcement of laws with stringent punishment to violators. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2015 from Haryana in 100 districts of the country to address the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio. The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD), is the nodal agency for the implementation of the scheme.


Subscribe to Current Affairs

Enter your email to get daily current affairs

Current Affairs July 2017

22 JULY
NEWS
21 JULY
NEWS
20 JULY
NEWS
19 JULY
NEWS

Current Affairs June 2017

30 JUNE
NEWS
29 JUNE
NEWS
28 JUNE
NEWS
27 JUNE
NEWS

Current Affairs May 2017

31 MAY
NEWS
30 MAY
NEWS
29 MAY
NEWS
27 MAY
NEWS