Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi today said the government has taken several steps to empower girl child. She said a social transformation can be seen towards girl empowerment after the launch of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme.
The Minister was speaking at a function to observe the anniversary of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme in New Delhi. She said Child sex ratio has also improved substantially in several states including Haryana and Punjab following several initiatives taken by the present government.
On the occasion, five states and 25 districts were felicitated for their commendable work towards effective community engagement, enforcement of the PC&PNDT Act and enabling girl child education.