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Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao now includes skilling

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    14th Oct, 2022

Context

The Centre has expanded the scope of its flagship outreach program‘BetiBachao, BetiPadhao' to include skilling.

Details

  • The government has decided to include skilling for girls in its BetiBachao, BetiPadao programme and has included the following component in the scheme:
  • Ensuring a 1% annual increment in enrolment at the secondary school level
  • To raise awareness about safe menstrual hygiene
  • To promulgate the elimination of child marriages
  • The scheme will now also focus on increasing the enrolment of girls in secondary education, particularly in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects.
  • Women have been historically under-represented in areas such as technology.

About Beti Bachao, Beti Padao:

  • It was launched in January 2015 with the aim to address sex-selective abortion and the declining child sex ratio which was 918 girls for every 1,000 boys in 2011.
  • This is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  • The program is being implemented across 405 districts in the country.

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