Women and Child Development

Beti Bachao Scheme in Gujarat / गुजरात में डिक्री बचाओ या बेटी बचाओ योजना

गुजरात में डिक्री बचाओ या बेटी बचाओ योजना (हिंदी में)

Beti Bachao Scheme launched by Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of Gujarat. Gujarat is suffering from one of the worst outcomes of gender-based discrimination and the state average of child sex ratio (0-6 years) declined dramatically. To maintain male-female sex ratio. To address this issue various efforts are being made, one of the major being the ‘Beti Bachao Campaign’ The aim of the scheme to empower and save girl child or ensure safety and security of girl. This scheme is also Popularly known as Beti Vadhaao Abhiyan. A unique initiative of Gujarat government has changed negative families and community attitude towards the girl child and her mother. Under this scheme, one-time financial assistance is also given to the beneficiary. All family resident of Gujarat can avail benefits of the scheme. Application form can be obtained from the Anganwadi worker and help is provided too. Mother can reach to Anangwadi center with required documents. Nearest women and child development department and health and family welfare office are the nodal agency for implementation of the scheme

Benefits of Beti Bachao Scheme in Gujarat:

  • Beti Bachao Scheme focuses to change negative family and community attitudes towards the girl child
  • Implementation of scheme to improve the sex ratio
  • Scheme to ensure the rightful place of pride in society for a girl child, to assure her of her safety and security
  • Scheme to promote birth of the girl child/Encouraging people to welcome the birth of a female child
  • Under this scheme financial help of Rs. 6000 is given to a family having only one daughter and no son
  • Under this scheme financial help of Rs. 5000 is given to a family having two daughters and no son

Eligibility and conditions applying for Beti Bachao Scheme:

  1. Gujarat resident are eligible
  2. Below Poverty Line card holder are eligible
  3. Age of the women should be below 35 years
  4. When there is only one daughter, the age of the daughter should be more than one year
  5. Social Defence Certificate is given to families who adopt family planning after having one or two daughters or and have no son

Documents applying for Beti Bachao Scheme:

  1. Residence proof: Domicile certificate, Electricity bill
  2. Identity proof: Aadhar card, Voter ID
  3. Women’s age proof: birth certificate etc.
  4. BPL Ration card
  5. Passport size photograph
  6. Bank passbook copy
  7. Bank details e.g. IFSC code, MICR code, Account no

Application procedure:

  1. Applicant women should visit Nearest Anganwadi center or Department of Women and Child Development

Contact Details:

  1. Anganwadi worker/ Anganwadi Helper
  2. Applicant women can contact to Nearest Department of Women and Child Development
  3. Women & Child Development Department, Block No. 9, 6th Floor, New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar.

References & details:

  1. For more details regarding documents and other help please visit official website
  2. Official Website: https://goo.gl/4MGgTL
  3. Scheme in Details: https://goo.gl/AQSoZG

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