05 September 2016 Current Affairs: The Odisha government on Saturday launched the Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana (BKRY) for the development of girls in three districts of the state.
The objective of the scheme is to improve Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) and Child Sex Ratio (CSR) in the three districts.
The scheme will be implemented for three years in Ganjam, Dhenkanal and Angul districts on a pilot basis.
The CSR has declined from 967 in the 1991 census to 941 in the 2011 census in Nayagarh, Dhenkanal, Angul and Ganjam districts. However, Nayagarh is covered under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme.
The state government plans to construct 24,000 Anganwadi centres in the state in the next four years.While the state has 71,306 Anganwadi centres, 31,175 have their own buildings and buildings for 15,650 are under construction.