BUDGAM, MARCH 31: Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Mir Altaf Ahmad, Thursday said that centrally sponsored ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme across central Kashmir district has yielded positive results.
he Deputy Commissioner was addressing a gathering of students, teachers and health officials at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Budgam. He said the scheme is aimed at ending discrimination against women in the area.
He said the scheme has shown encouraging results in reversing the declining sex ratio in the district which now has improved to 972 women per thousand males. He directed the officials of the health department to collaborate with the Department of Education and other agencies to generate awareness among people for better implementation of the scheme.
The Deputy Commissioner said that the administration was aiming to reach out to the various areas where female foeticide was the biggest issue. While distributing school bags among the students, the Deputy Commissioner urged them to be the ambassadors of the BBBP scheme.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tehmeena Bukhari, who is supervising the campaign, said that for the successful implementation of the scheme civil society members, senior citizens and religious scholars are being involved to take forward the scheme.
She said Rs 1000 per month will be added to the accounts of girls till they reach age 14. It amounts to about Rs. 5 lakh that will help them at the time of their marriage.
Chief Medical Officer, Budgam, Dr. G M Dar among other officials from health and Education spoke on the occasion.