Revised ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ Scheme

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    The Central government announced the inclusion of skilling of girls in non-traditional livelihood (NTL) options in  the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme.

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    • The Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme has been revised and Some of the new aims for the scheme include
      •  Ensuring 1% increment in enrolment at the secondary level and skilling of girls and women every year
      • Raising awareness about safe menstrual hygiene
      • Promulgating elimination of child marriages. 
    • Focus: 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 areas such as technology.
    • Through this initiative, girls will be given skill training in non-traditional vocations, thereby making them torchbearers of a women-led Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India)

    The Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme

    • It was  launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister in 2015 at Panipat in Haryana With the objective of bringing behavioural change in the society towards birth and rights of a girl child.
    • Objective : To improve CSR (number of girls per 1000 boys within the age group of 0-6 years) in the country and create an enabling environment for the all-around development of the girl child. 
    • Focus areas are:
      • Preventing sex selection
      • Ensuring survival and protection of a girl child
      • Ensuring education of the girl child
    • It  has resulted in increased awareness and sensitization of the masses regarding the prevalence of gender bias and role of community in eradicating it.

    Source:TH