Funds for Beti Bachao Andolan used in advertisement

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According to a report submitted in Parliament on 9th December,by the committee on Empowerment of Women, out of a total of Rs 446.72 crore released under the scheme between 2016 and 2019, 78.91 percent was spent on media advocacy, and not on sectoral intervention on health and education for women.

  • The committee is chaired by Heena Vijaykumar Gavit and the report is titled “Empowerment of women through education with special reference to Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao(BBBP).”
  • Committee found that the total utilization under the scheme was also poor.
  • Since the inception of BBBP in 2014-­15 till 2019-­20, the total budgetary allocation under the scheme was ₹848 crore, excluding the COVID-­19 ­stricken financial year of 2020-­21.
  • During this period, ₹622.48 crore was released to the States but only 25.13% of the funds, i.e. ₹156.46 crore, had been spent.

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP) Yojana

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao is a campaign of the Government of India that aims to generate awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services intended for girls in India.

  • The scheme was launched with an initial funding of ₹100 crore (US$13 million).
  • It mainly targets the clusters in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Bihar and Delhi.

Launched on: 22nd January 2015 by PM Narendra Modi

Related Ministries:

Ministry of Women and Child Development

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Ministry of Education

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