Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana
We have heard many stories about the killing of the girl child in the various corner of our nation. Some section of the society feels that it is a curse to take birth as a girl. Previously there was a practice of detecting the gender of the fetus. If it is found that the gender of the fetus is female, the parent of the fetus used to ask for the abortion. Sometimes both the parents were responsible for the death of the fetus and sometimes, the mother was forced to do the abortion.
But as we stepped into the 21st century, this ill concept of the past has changed, and people are now more focused on the protection of the girl child and are concerned about educating her. The girl child is a gift, and it is not a curse. Lady is the mother of the nation, and we must protect our mother. Gender biased concept died gradually, and now people are more concerned about educating the girl child and show her a better future.
Here you can read some schemes for girl child in Uttar Pradesh Scheme List, They are Bhagya Laxmi Yojana And Vivah Hetu Anudan Yojana In UP and also read All the yojana of State Government
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Our honorable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi launched this Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana on 22nd January 2015 which is funded by the Ministry of Human Affairs.
The main objective of the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana is stated below in this article:
Effective in maintaining sex ratio
In this program, 1cr rupees compensation will be provided to the village that will be able to keep a balanced sex ratio. The incentive is not only for meant for keeping a balanced sex ratio, but it is also an initiative to raise awareness for protecting the girl child and also to protect the women and educate them. As highlighted by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the government will also focus on the protection of the women and the girl child. The curriculum of the school must introduce some chapter which will inflict the knowledge of gender equality and on various other national issues.
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In many Indian states, the sex ratio is lagging far behind, and the sex ratio is the lowest in Haryana. The Honorable Prime Minister of India has already launched two schemes in Haryana for improving the cause. This campaign will be implemented in the 100 districts of India along with the 12 districts from the state of Haryana were the situation is very worse. This fact cannot be denied that the low sex ratio is like a disease for the nation and it will also affect the lives of the coming generation. There are still many dispensaries were the detection of the sex of the fetus is carried out and illegal killing of the female feticide are done.
Contributions by the government
Our government has come up for assisting this scheme. In the budget, it has planned to spent 50cr for the safety within the public transports and 150cr will be spent on enhancing the protection for the females in the larger cities. Ministry of Home Affairs has come up for setting the Crisis Management Centers in all districts of Delhi. Planning is also done to set up centers with the government and private hospitals. Workshops were held in Delhi, Chandigarh, and Guwahati, and it was found that some sharp guidelines regarding the anti-dowry laws, educating the girl child and prohibiting the child marriage is necessary. Economic incentives for the girls are also quite necessary for motivating them to learn.Also started a Sukanya Samriddhi Account for girl child under the yojana of BBBP.
You can read here Some more yojanas for women in the list of Central Government Scheme, They are Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan , Maternity Benefits Scheme and Swadhar Greh Scheme.
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What else needs to be done?
Allotment of funds will not only improve the situation, but some firm guidelines and strict laws must be implemented to cure the disease. Vigorous punishments for the culprits who are responsible for the detection of the sex of the fetus and selective sex abortions are also necessary to punish them. Boosting the morale of the citizens is also very much necessary. Every parents must understand the value of a female child and in upbringing them is a successful way.
PM Modi had also highlighted some other issues when he delivered the speech for “beti bachao beti padhao” Yojana. Parents of the girl child are always worried about the upbringing of the girl child and their marriage. Dowry and certain another type of discriminations still haunt the parents of the girl child. These are some issues which need to be mended otherwise planning for a nation safe for the girl child is not possible. Male must be protective towards the females rather than stamp their authority on the weaker sex. We must consider female as the mother of the nation and must step out in protecting them against any odds coming on their way. Right kind of education is necessary, and people from the rural region must be made aware of this inherent problem of the society.
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