about the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Abhiyan
In 2015, the Government of India launched the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme to address concerns about gender discrimination and women empowerment in the country. The name Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao translates to ‘Save the girl child, educate the girl child. The objective of this scheme is to educate citizens against gender bias and to improve the effectiveness of welfare services for girls. It was launched with initial funding of Rs 100 crore.
objectives of this scheme
The Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana aims to achieve the following goals:
1. Improve the child-sex ratio
2. Ensure gender equality and women empowerment
3. Prevent gender-biased, sex-selective elimination
4. Ensure survival and protection of the girl child
5. Encourage education and participation of the girl child
- The family should have a girl child below 10 years of age.
- There should be a Sukanya Samriddhi Account or SSA which has been opened in any Indian bank, in the name of the girl child in the family.
- The girl child should be a resident Indian. NRI citizens do not possess eligibility for the BBBP scheme.
Key beneficiaries under the BBBP initiative:
1. Primary Segment: Young and newly married couples; pregnant and lactating mothers; and parents.
2. Secondary Segment: Youth, adolescents (girls and boys), in-laws, medical doctors/ practitioners, private hospitals, nursing homes and diagnostic centres.
3. Tertiary Segment: Officials, PRIs, frontline workers, women SHGs/collectives, religious leaders, voluntary organisations, media, medical associations, industry associations and the people at large.
Programmes and interventions designed to incentivise improvements in the CSR and SRB ratios are being implemented in the shortlisted gender-critical districts. The scheme outlines measurable outcomes and indicators to monitor progress in these 640 districts. The performance targets are as follows:
1. Improve SRB in select gender-critical districts by 2 points per year
2. Reduce gender differentials in the under-five child mortality rate metric by 1.5 points per year
3. Provide functional toilets for girls in every school in select districts
4. Increase first-trimester antenatal care registration by 1% per year
5. Improve nutritional status by reducing the number of underweight and anaemic girls (under five years of age)
Under this scheme, several initiatives have been undertaken by districts to build consciousness among target groups and other stakeholders:
Digital Guddi-Gudda Board:
A digital platform for exhibiting gender disparity in birth rates and providing information on schemes and programmes created for safeguarding the girl child
Udaan – Sapne Di Duniya De Rubaru:
Initiative offering girls an opportunity to shadow professionals in fields of their choice
My Aim My Target Campaign:
Recognition programme to felicitate top academic performances by girls in higher secondary schools
Lakshya Se Rubaru:
Internship programme for female students in colleges – for encouraging them to make informed decisions about their careers
Noor Jeevan Ka Betiyan:
A week-long campaign celebrated with gender empowerment theme-based interactive activities organised in Panchayats, schools, and colleges
Bitiya and Birba:
Awareness campaign on the BBBP initiative, along with environmental protection. Under this, each mother of a newly born girl child is celebrated and honoured with a plant
Aao School Chalein:
Enrolment campaign involving door-to-door visits and registrations to ensure 100% enrolment of girls in schools
Collector Ki Class:
Initiative offering free coaching classes and career counselling for underprivileged girls in public schools and colleges
Youth leadership programme where girl students simulate government cabinets and ministerial roles to discuss and resolve issues
- Birth Certificate of the Girl Child (issued by the hospital or a recognized government body)
- Proof of Identity of the Parents (Aadhaar Card, Ration Card, etc.)
- Proof of Address of the Parents (Passport, Driving license, Utility bills like water, telephone, electricity, etc)
- Passport size photograph
how to apply
- Step 1:Visit the bank or post office wherever the scheme is available
- Step 2:Obtain and Fill the application form for BBBP/SSA
- Step 3:The form is to be filled manually and attached with all the required documents
- Step 4:
- Submit the documents to the same bank/post office. The account must be opened in the name of the girl child
Note: This account can be easily transferred from one bank/post office account to another bank/post office account