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Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme

News:Union Minister of Women and Child Development and Textiles will felicitate districts and states which have successfully implemented the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme.

Facts:

Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme

  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao(BBBP) scheme was launched in January, 2015.The scheme is aimed at promoting gender equality and the significance of educating girls.
  • The scheme is targeted at improving the Child Sex Ratio through multi sectoral interventions including prevention of gender biased sex selection and promoting girls’ education and her holistic empowerment.
  • The scheme is a tri-ministerial effort of Ministries of (a)Women and Child Development (b)Health & Family Welfare and (c)Human Resource Development.

Child Sex Ratio

  • Child Sex Ratio is defined as number of girls per 1000 of boys between 0-6 years of age.Hence,a decline in the CSR is a major indicator of women disempowerment.

Sex Ratio in India:

  • As per the 2011 census,the adult sex ratio in India is 940 females for every 1000 males.
  • The child sex ratio (of children between the ages 0 and 6 years) is far worse at 914 females for every 1000 males.
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