Maneka launches Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme in 61 more districts

The Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme was launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 22nd January 2015 and has completed one year of implementation. On completion of its first year, the BBBP scheme is being expanded in additional 61 districts across 11 States/UTs with low Child Sex Ratio. The WCD Minister Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launch the Beti Bachao, Beti Padho scheme in additional 61 districts.

This Scheme launched by the Ministry at a high level conference at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi to be attended by Principal Secretaries, Departments of WCD/Social Welfare, Education and Health, Deputy Commissioners/Collectors and District Magistrates from the new 61 BBBP Districts.

The Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme is designed to address the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio and related issues of disempowerment of women through a life cycle continuum. Initially launched in select 100 districts (low on CSR), the key elements of the scheme include awareness and advocacy campaign, multi-sectoral action in select 100 districts (low on CSR) and effective enforcement of Pre-Conception & Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC&PNDT) Act. 
Collectors of select BBBP districts from four corners of the country have been invited to share the innovative interventions undertaken in the past one year in an interactive session. A walk through exhibition gallery will showcase the journey of the scheme from few representative states and districts. 

A booklet also released on this occasion, showcasing the journey of BBBP over the first year of its implementation. Representatives from the grassroots have also been invited to share their experiences in the movement for gender equality.
Extra info:
1. Union Minister for Women & Child Development – Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi 
2. Central Adoption Resource Authority(CARA)
3. State Adoption Resource Agencies (SARAs)
4. District Child Protection Units (DCPUs)
5. Child Welfare Committees (CWCs)
6. Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System (CARINGS).
So lets do:
1. Who is the Union Minister for Women & Child Development?
2. Expand the CARA,SARAs,DCPUs and CWCs?
3. _______ inaugurates Regional Conference of North Eastern States on Child Adoption.
4. In which year Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act passed?
5. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme was launched by whom?
6. Beti Padho scheme in additional __ more districts.

Source – The Hindu


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