MP Government’s “Beti Bachao” campaign will now be a national programme
Bhopal, Jan. 19: Madhya Pradesh government’s Beti Bachao Abhiyan (save girl child campaign) is going to be replicated by the Central Government. “Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao Yojana” (save the girl-educate the girl) will be launched in the national format at Panipat in Haryana.
Madhya Pradesh Minister for Women and Child Development Maya Singh informed the media about the “Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao Yojana” and said that 4 districts in the state have been selected for implementing the scheme in the first phase. these districts are Datia, Gwalior, Bhind and Morena.
Ms. Singh said that the Beti Bachao Abhiyan was launched by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Madhya Pradesh in 2007. Earlier, Ladli Laxmi Yojana was launched in 2006. Under the ladli Laxmi yojana, the state government bears the girls’s expenses right from birth upto completion of education and marriage. Swagatam Laxmi Yojana was launched in 2014. She said adding that the results of these schemes have been lauded at the national level. Recognising its impact, the Central Government has decided to implement “Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao Yojana” throughout the country.
Coinciding with the launch of the “Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao Yojana” at Panipat in Haryana, a 3-day national seminar will also be organised. The seminar will be used as a platform to discuss children and women related issues. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will conclude the 3-day seminar on January 22.