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With the overall goal to celebrate the birth of girl child and enable her education ‘BETI BACHAO BETI PADHAO’ scheme has been launched by Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India. The scheme is being implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of HRD. Women Development Corporation is the nodal agency for implementation of this scheme in Bihar. This scheme is being implemented in 17 districts in Bihar as Patna, Muzaffarpur, Bhojpur, Begusarai, Bhagalpur, Samastipur, Saran, Khagaria, Lakhisarai, Rohtas, Nawad, East Champaran, Madhubani, Shekhpura, Banka, Nalanda and Vaishali. Vaishali is the only district of Bihar state to be selected among the 100 gender critical districts selected under this scheme.

A girl child below 10 years of age is eligible for this scheme.

(1) Improvement in sex ratio and empowerment of women through education.
(2) Prevention of gender biased discrimination.
(3) Ensuring survival & protection of the girl child.
(4) Ensuring education and participation of the girl child.

This campaign aims to protect and promote girls rights. As it is a awareness campaign no application is taken under it.

What can we all do as individuals:
Celebrate the birth of girl child in the family and community
Take pride in daughters and oppose the mentality of ‘Bojh’ and ‘Paraya Dhan’.
Find ways to promote equality between boys and girls.
. Secure admission & retention of girl child in schools.
Engage men and boys to challenge gender stereotypes and roles.
Educate and sensitize our sons to respect women and girls as equal members of society.
Report any incident of sex determination.
Strive to make neighborhood safe & violence-free for women & girls.
Oppose dowry and child marriage within the family and community. Advocate simple weddings.
Support women’s right to own and inherit property.
Encourage women to go out, pursue higher studies, work, do business, access public spaces freely etc.
Mind our language and be sensitive to women and girls.

Address

Women Development Corporation, Second Floor, Indira Bhawan, R.C.Singh Path,Bailey Road, Patna, Bihar 800001.

Contact No.

Contact :0612-2547843/2547967/2547968/2547969

Fax

Fax :0612-2547963

eMail

Mail : support.wdc@bihar.gov.in