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Save the Girl Child

and state and local government in India. non-governmental organizations. which has skewed the population towards a significant underrepresentation of girls in some Indian states. is a campaign in India to end the gender-selective abortion of female fetuses. The "Beti Bachao" campaign is supported by human rights groups. save the girl child. . save the girl child • Save girls.Save girls.

Ultrasound technology has made it possible for pregnant women and their families to learn the gender of a foetus early in a pregnancy. for several reasons. .Female foeticide • Sex-selective abortion. has combined with the technology to result in a rise in abortions of fetuses identified as female during ultrasound testing. has led to a sharp drop in the ratio of girls born in contrast to boy infants in some states in India. or female foeticide. Discrimination against girl infants.

It has been observed that the trend is most pronounced in relatively prosperous regions of India • Rates of female foeticide in Madhya Pradesh are increasing. by 2021 the number of girls will drop below 900 per 1000 boys . It is expected that if this trend continues. the rate of live births was 932 girls per 1000 boys in 2001. as results of the 2011 national census have shown.• The trend was first noticed when results of the 1991 national census were released. The reduction in the female population of certain Indian states continues to worsen. and it was confirmed to be a worsening problem when results of the 2001 national census were released. which dropped to 912 by 2011.

And the shocking fact is that there are high technologies and innovative techniques are available for killing a girl child like ultrasound.• This is the most dangerous social evil that has deep roots in our country. scan tests and amniocentesis etc. .

Pressure for parents to provide large dowries for their daughters is most intense in prosperous states where high standards of living. . the expectation that a large dowry must be provided for daughters in order for them to marry is frequently cited as a major cause for the problem. are more prevalent in Indian society. and modern consumerism.Dowry System • The dowry system in India is often blamed.

billboards. Celebrities such as video director Jagmeet Bal. . wall paintings. poster campaigns. and television commercials and short animations and video films.Beti Bachao awareness campaign • Beti Bachao activities include large rallies. and Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra. have become involved in "Save the girl child" initiatives.

The expenditures related to the campaign have been a source of political controversy in Madhya Pradesh. including the Indian Medical Association. which launched its official Beti Bachao Abhiyan campaign in 2012.National support • The Beti Bachao campaign is supported by numerous medical organizations in India. • Government support at the state level has provided funding for Beti Bachao publicity activities in particular. .

.Govt measures • The issues surrounding a girl child have been discusses in national child policies and laws and addressed in a few programmes. 1994 • The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1986 • The Juvenile Justice Act of 2000 • Indian Penal code • Balika Samriddhi Yojana • Kishori Shakti Yojana. 1974 • The National Plan of Action for Children.The National Policy for Children. 2005 • The Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act.

rates of female births increased from 802 to 882 for every 1000 male births. Beti Bachao activities were credited with this improvement. . it was reported that in Gujarat.Effectiveness • The campaign has reported some success in parts of India. In 2009.