WCD Minister to Felicitate States and Districts under BBBP Scheme in New Delhi

The
Union Ministry of Women and Child Developments organizing a
felicitation and award function for those Districts and States who have
successfully implemented the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP)scheme in the country. The function will be held on 7thAugust, 2019 in New Delhi.

The
objective of the programme is to felicitate States and Districts which
are performing well in improving Sex Ratio at Birth as per Health
Management Information System (HMIS) of Ministry of Health and Family
Welfare data and excellent performance in awareness generation and
outreach.Union Ministerof Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin
Irani will grace the occasion as chief guest and Minister of State,
Debasree Chaudhuri,will be guest of honour at the event.
The BBBP scheme launched on 22ndJanuary,
2015 has been implemented in phases. Currently, it is being implemented
in 640 districts (as per census 2011). All 640 districts are covered
through advocacy and media campaign. Moreover, out of these 640
districts, 405 districts are covered under Multi- Sectoral Intervention
in which 100% Centrally Sponsored Schemes grant is provided directly to
DM/DC for BBBP.
On
this occasion,Union Minister of WCD will be felicitating Principal
Secretaries/ Commissioners of the 5 States and District
Magistrates/Deputy Commissioners of 10 Districts (covering 9 States)
forconsistent improvement inSex Ratio at Birth. District
Magistrates/Deputy Commissioners of 10additional districts (covering 8
States)will also be felicitated for outstanding performance under
awareness generation and outreach activities.
Another
important activity on the occasion will be aslide show of innovations
by States/ Districts under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao followed by short
videos of innovative interventions undertaken by the winning States and
Districts.
The
latest reports on State/UT-wise Sex Ratio at Birth data for the period
2014-15 and 2018-19, reveal that SRB increased from 918 to 931 showing
improving trends at the national level.