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National Conference of 244 selected Districts under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP)

The Ministry of Women and Child Development Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi organized A Day long National Conference on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) held in New Delhi in which 244 Districts are selected under this scheme.Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Addressed the gathering & highlighted that,the goals of BBBP can be achieved when various stakeholders involve in it.She also Suggested Several Initiatives to the Newly Selected Districts by which they can get tremendous Success & improve the Sex Ratio at Birth and initiatives to encourage girl child education.

National Conference of 244 selected Districts under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP)Various Intiatives Suggested by WCD Minister:

i. Celebrating the birth of Girl Child.

ii. Engaging Sarpanches and make them aware about various aspects of the scheme and issues of girl child.

iii. E-magazine to capture the innovations and best practices.

Earlier 161 Districts had implemented the BBBP Scheme in which,104 Districts improved in Sex Ratio at Birth(SRB),119 Districts had Progressed in Ante Natal Care Registrations & 146 Districts Improved in institutional Deliveries. She Shared the importance of Self-defence Training & illustrated the examples who have implemented it before,The examples are,

Kenya “Just say no campaign”, which ensures the women security issues
Samba, J&K special BBBP fund and self-defense training
Ahmednagar, Maharashtra Kanya Ratna Utsav Programme

Later She said the Focus Of BBBP Scheme,they are

i. Compulsory institutional deliveries

ii. Strict implementation of PC&PNDT Act

iii. Every village should have listing of children both girls and boys

iv. Various organisations should be involved by giving them separate targets

v. Changing mindset through various incentives and unique initiatives

vi. Training Women Sarpanches as they can be change agents in their villages.

Successful Districts in BBBP:

i. Gwalior,

ii. Madhya Pradesh,

iii. Sikar,

iv. Rajasthan,

v. Sonepat,

vi. Haryana,

These Districts achieved the target by implementing Several Initiatives,they are:Celebration of birth of girl child, Displaying birth statistics through digital Guddi Gudda boards,Oath taking ceremonies, linking of birth of girl child with Sukanya Samriddhi accounts, plantation drives through involvement of urban local bodies, sealing of unregistered ultrasonography machines.

Participants in the National Conference:

Nodal Officers of 244 Districts, State Nodal Officers and Senior Officers, State Principal Secretaries, Deputy Commissioners/Collectors and District Magistrates, UN bodies and CSO agencies attended the conference.

About Beti Bachao Beti Padhao:

PrimeMinister Of India BBBP Scheme on 22nd January 2015.The Scheme is a Tri-Ministerial Initiative of Ministry of Women & child development,Ministry of Health & Family Welfare & Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Objective of BBBP Scheme:

i. Preventing gender biased sex selective elimination;

ii. Ensuring survival and protection of the girl child;

iii. Ensuring education and participation of the girl child.

Future Enhancement:

 Out of 640 Districts across the Country,Earlier 161 Districts had implemented BBBP Scheme,On May 4th  2018,244 Districts are selected to implement the BBBP Scheme.Remaining 235 districts will be covered through Media Campaign & Advocacy Outreach.