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DLTFC discusses BBBP action plan- 2024-25 at Ramban

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Chairman urges for targeting panchayats with low sex ratio

RAMBAN: District Task Force Committee (DTFC) on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP), chaired by Deputy Commissioner, Baseer-Ul-Haq Chaudhary met here Monday to discuss the action plan for the year 2024-25.

At the outset, District Social Welfare Officer Rahul Gupta briefed the members about the scheme and its major objectives. He said the BBBP scheme aims to address concerns about gender discrimination and women empowerment in the country. The name Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao translates to ‘Save the girl child, educate the girl child’. The objective of the scheme is to educate citizens against gender bias and improve the efficacy of welfare services for girls.

The committee discussed proposals revolving around orientation and sensitization of Anganwadi staff, ASHA workers, Para Legal Volunteers, teaching staff and others concerned about the issue of gender gap. The committee also deliberated on the plan of carrying out Outreach programmes, Innovation exhibition, Capacity building programmes for girls and women, Skill Development, Self Defense and Self Employment of women, Exposure tours for the girls and other such measures to improve the child sex ratio in the district.

Similarly, the Health Department proposed various activities like conduct of awareness campaigns and sensitization of all the stakeholders, including public, about PC & PNDT Act, MTP Act and convergence for nutrition and health education including menstruation hygiene behavior.

The DC asked all the stakeholder departments to work in coordination with each other and draft a holistic action plan based on the facts and figures taking the Panchayat as a unit. He urged them to consider the outcomes of the previous plans and set a target for the current financial year accordingly. He asked to focus on the Panchayats with poor sex ratio and literacy rate.

The DC directed the Education Department to establish pink toilets dedicated to the female students in every educational institution in the district and stressed the department to ensure no female student drops her studies due to the non availability of basic facilities in the institution. He advocated for 100% institutional delivery and health check to reduce female foeticide and unnatural deaths. He asked the concerned to take special care for the nutritional requirements of girl children in Anganwadi Centres and Government Primary Schools.

The meeting was attended by DPO ICDS Ramban Jahangir Hashmi, ACP Mohammad Ashfaq Khanji, DIO DIPR Ramban, DSWO Ramban, CMO, CEO, DYSSO Ramban and other concerned officers from civil and police department.

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