- To tackle this situation, PM Narendra Modi launched a campaign called Beti Bachao Beti Padhao. The campaign was launched on 22nd January 2015, at Panipat. They chose the city of Haryana, as the state has the lowest female sex ratio (775 per 1000 male) in the country.
- The aim of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign was not just to educate the girl child but also to stop female feticide. It was a necessary step which needs to be taken due to the alarming number of feticide and drop of girls from schools. It also aims to develop the status of women in the country and empower them in any way possible.
The Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme was run under 3 ministries, that is:
- Women and child development
- Health and family welfare
- Human Resource DevelopmentDue to this, the campaign has a wider range of go help all the girl children across the country.
The main objectives of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme were:-
- To stop female infanticide
- Develop new schemes and works collaboratively to ensure every girl child is safe and protected
- To provide quality education to girl childAlthough there are many barriers to implement the scheme. Social awareness about the girl child and her rights still remains the main reason. Apart from this, the right education and outlook of people towards girl child is poor. Dowry system, which makes people believe the girl child is a liability makes things worse. Lastly the government machinery and lack of proper functioning which results in equal distribution of schemes in the country.
Impact of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao:
- Even with the barrier, this scheme has surely achieved some milestones. It was implemented in 100 districts of the country with further got expanded in 61 districts. The scheme was well established and it has managed to improve the sex ratio of the country.
- Most importantly, the scheme was launched on a larger scale so it has managed to drag a focus on the girl child and her education. So in many ways, the scheme has managed to spread social awareness about the issue of female infanticide.