Review of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme

Review of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme

Posted On: 06 March 2021 , Delhi

As per the evaluation report of NITI Aayog, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme has been able to generate significant mass- mobilisation to eliminate gender discrimination and valuing the girl child and the scheme has been able to develop many good practices and community-level initiatives. The awareness about the scheme was also found to be high.

Consistent efforts are made under BBBP at all levels to generate awareness about the rights of girl child through community engagement, stop sex selection at birth and encourage positive action to support their education growth and development. Convergent efforts are made in collaboration with other Ministries and stakeholders. The implementation of the Scheme is monitored by the task force under BBBP at District, State and National level.

The overall objective of the BBBP Scheme is to address the issue of decline in Child Sex Ratio and create an enabling environment for education of the girl child. Child Sex Ratio (Census by Registrar General of India) is a decadal process. Hence, an intermediary targets i.e. Sex Ratio at Birth have been set as a monitoring parameter for the progress of Scheme. SRB (as per Health Management Information System (HMIS) of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) has shown an improving trend of 16 points at National level from 918 (2014-15) to 934 (2019- 20). The State/UT wise SRB of 2014-15 and 2019-20 is at Annexure-I

The total amount allocated under the scheme to different States/UTs and utilized so far is at Annexure II.

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. sSmriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.