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Smriti Irani to felicitate states, districts under BBBP scheme
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Smriti Irani to felicitate states, districts under BBBP scheme

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New Delhi, Sep 5: Union Minister of Women and Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani will felicitate districts and states which have successfully implemented the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' (BBBP) scheme on Friday here.

Minister of State, Debasree Chaudhuri, will be guest of honour at the event.

'The objective of the programme is to felicitate states and districts which are performing well in improving Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) as per Health Management Information System (HMIS) of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data and excellent performance in awareness generation and outreach,' an official statement Ministry of Women and Child Development said on Wednesday.

'On this occasion, Union Minister of WCD will be felicitating Principal Secretaries/Commissioners of the five States and District Magistrates/Deputy Commissioners of 10 Districts from nine States for consistent improvement in SRB. District Magistrates/Deputy Commissioners of 10 additional districts from eight States will also be felicitated for outstanding performance under awareness generation and outreach activities,' it said.

A slide show of innovations by States/Districts under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao will also be held followed by short videos of innovative interventions undertaken by the winning states and districts.

The BBBP scheme was launched on January 22, 2015. Now it is being implemented in 640 districts and all these districts are covered through advocacy and media campaign. Out of these districts, 405 are covered under Multi-Sectoral Intervention in which 100 per cent Centrally Sponsored Scheme grant is provided directly to DM/DC for BBBP. (UNI)