With a core objective of increasing the Child Sex ratio in the State, the WCD Department has started implementation of Beti Bachao and Beti Padhao Scheme of the Central Govt. in 10 Districts i.e. Beed, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Buldhana, Aurangabad, Washim, Kolhapur, Osmanabad, Sangli and Jalna.
The overarching goals of this scheme are to:
Prevent Gender biased sex selective elimination
Ensure survival& protection of the girl child
Ensure education & participation of the girl child
Since 15th June 2016, additional six districts Hingoli, Solapur, Pune , Parbhani , Nashik , Latur were also added into the scheme
The G.R. Dated 6th August 2018 issued for implementation of said scheme in remaining 19 districts
Maharashtra State is the only State in the country where it’s two districts Jalgaon & Osmanabad were felicitated with special award by Hon’ble Minister WCD, GOI, on National Girl Child Day, 24th January 2017. This districts were recognized for contribution “effective community engagement, enforcement of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act and enabling girl child education