Beti Bachao Beti Padhao to be extended to all dists

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Beti Bachao Beti Padhao to be extended to all dists

  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Centre’s flagship programme for women’s empowerment will now be extended across the country.

The recent guidelines

  • Comprehensive guidelines were issued for Mission Shakti.
  • It will aim for
  • Zero-budget advertising
  • Greater spend on activities that have on-ground impact
  • Construction of girls’ toilets
  • Making available sanitary napkin vending machines and sanitary pads, especially in educational institutions
  • Awareness about PC-PNDT Act, etc.
  • Targets to be achieved
  • Improvement in Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) by 2 points every year
  • Improvement in percentage of institutional deliveries at 95% or above.
  • 1% increase in 1st Trimester ANC Registration per year.
  • 1 per cent increase in enrolment at secondary education level .
  • Skilling of girls and women per year.
  • Check dropout rate among girls at secondary and higher secondary levels .
  • Raising awareness about safe menstrual hygiene management.

New components in the scheme

  • Increase girls’ participation in sports and linking them with appropriate authorities under ‘Khelo India’.
  • Strengthen One-Stop Centres (OSCs):
  • To help women facing violence, including domestic violence and trafficking
  • Adding 300 OSCs in districts with high rate of crimes against women or are geographically large.
  • OSCs: mainstay for coordination at district level and for convergence with other initiatives under Nirbhaya Fund.
  • Women in need along with their children- girls of all ages and boys up to 12 years, can take temporary shelter at OSCs for up to five days.
  • For long-term shelter, arrangements will be made by OSCs in coordination with Shakti Sadan.
  • Toll-free, 24-hour women’s helpline, 181, will be merged with Emergency Response Support System, and other platforms such as 1098 child line and NALSA, will also be connected to OSCs.
  • Nari Adalat: For providing women with an alternate grievance redress mechanism to resolve cases of petty nature at gram panchayat-level is introduced which will be implemented in a phased manner.

Prelims Take Away

  • Khelo India
  • Sex Ratio at Birth
  • Mission Shakti
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
  • NAri adalat