Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Analysis


  • The scheme is designed to address the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio and related issues of disempowerment of women through a life cycle continuum.
  • The main objective is to prevent gender biased sex selective elimination by strict enforcement of laws with stringent punishment to violators.
  • It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2015 from Haryana in 100 districts of the country to address the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio.
  • The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD), is the nodal agency for the implementation of the scheme.



  • The sex ratio in Haryana for the first time in the history has touched the 950 mark in March, 2017 as a result of this scheme and strict implementation of PCPNDT Act.
  • As per data available in Health Management Information System (HMIS), there has been improvement in sex ratio at birth (SRB). The SRB which was 918 in 2014-15 has improved to 926 in 2016-17 as per HMIS data.
  • The successful implementation of BBBP programme in states and districts has led government to decide to go Pan-India and expand the programme to all districts.

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