22 January 2015 :: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the programme Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao from Panipat, Haryana. During the Launch he told, “Beta Beti Ek Samaan” should be our Mantra.
Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao is a Government of India scheme that aims to generate awareness and improving the efficiency of delivery of welfare services meant for women. The scheme was initiated with an initial corpus of Rs 100 crore.
According to Census data, Child Sex Ratio (0-6 years) in India was 927 girl children per 1,000 boys in 2001 which dropped drastically to 919 girls for every 1,000 boys in 2011. A 2012 UNICEF Report ranked India 41st among 195 countries. The Government also proposed Rs 150 crore to be spent by Ministry of Home Affairs on a scheme to increase the safety of women in large cities.
Speaking on International Day of the Girl Child, Prime Minister Modi, called for eradication of female foeticide and invited suggestions from the citizens on “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” on the MyGov portal.