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BBBP scheme covered 640 districts since 2018-19

Out of 640 districts, 405 districts are covered through Multi-sectoral intervention, Media & Advocacy and 235 districts covered through alert Media & Advocacy outreach.


BBBP scheme covered 640 districts since 2018-19
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme (BBBP), launched on 22nd January 2015, addresses the declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and related issues of women empowerment and aims to change mindsets to value girl child.

BBBP aims to address the issues of declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and enabling Girl Child education. Towards this purpose, multi-sectoral interventions are carried out in selected BBBP districts. Apart from this, an awareness campaign is carried out for creating awareness and visibility about the criticality of the issue of declining CSR in the country.

To improve declining Child Sex Ratio in the country and to change the mindset is a long-term challenge. CSR is calculated on the decadal basis by Registrar General of India through the census.

WCD Ministry has not made any impact assessment of the scheme, however as per the latest available reports of Health Management Information System (HMIS), data of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for 161 districts selected under BBBP during 2014-15 and 2015-16 indicate that for the time period between April-March, 2015-16 & 2016- 17, an improving trend in Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) is visible in 104 districts, 119 districts have reported progress in first trimester registration against the reported Anti Natal Care registrations and 146 districts have reported improvement in institutional deliveries.

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme (BBBP), launched on 22nd January 2015, addresses the declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and related issues of women empowerment and aims to change mindsets to value girl child. It is a trim ministerial effort of Ministries of Women and Child Development, Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource Development. The key elements of the scheme include nation-wide awareness and advocacy campaign and multisectoral action.

Multi-sectoral action includes effective enforcement of Pre Conception & Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC&PNDT) Act, Pre-Natal/ Post Natal care of the mother, improve enrolment of girls in schools, community engagement/ training/ awareness generation etc. Since 2018-19, all 640 districts (as per census 2011) of the country have been covered under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme. Out of 640 districts, 405 districts are covered through Multi-sectoral intervention, Media & Advocacy and 235 districts covered through alert Media & Advocacy outreach

Since, 2018-19, all 640 districts (as per census 2011) of the country have been covered under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme (BBBP). Out of 640 districts, 405 districts are covered through Multi-sectoral intervention, Media & Advocacy and 235 districts covered through alert Media & Advocacy outreach.

The above Information was given by Minister of State for Women and Child Development, DR. VIRENDRA KUMAR in reply to an Unstarred Question in the Lok Sabha, today.

(With Inputs from PIB)

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