- During 2016-19, the government spent about Rs 400 crore on the promotion of the scheme.
- 78 percent of the total budget of Rs 446.72 crore was spent on publicity.
- Instead of campaigning, the government should focus on the work related to daughters – Parliamentary Committee
Parliament News: The government’s much-publicized scheme ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ scheme has once again come into the limelight for its publicity. Some time back, it was told in a report that the central government had spent about 78 percent of the total budget on this scheme only in publicity. Now a committee of Parliament has suggested to reduce the expenditure on this.
In view of the expenditure of about 78 percent of the amount of Rs 446.72 crore released during the year 2016-19 under the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ scheme, a committee of Parliament has suggested to the government that this expenditure on advertisements should be reduced. should be reconsidered. In a report titled “Empowerment of women through education with special reference to ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao'”, the Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women, headed by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Hina Gavit, tabled in Parliament on Thursday. This has been said.
Instead of publicity, the government should focus on these works
The committee said that the government should instead focus on the planned allocation of ambitious schemes related to education and health sector in various sectors. The committee, in its fifth report, finalized the time-limit through 100 percent separate toilets for girl students in government schools, installation of incinerator machines in girl’s toilets for hygienic disposal of sanitary napkins, regular supply of water in toilets and regular inspections. was recommended.
In response to the action taken by the Government, the Committee has taken note that the replies of the Government reflect its seriousness in implementing the recommendations. However, it does not get enough data to show the actual change at the ground level. The report said that since the recommendations made by the committee are very important from the point of view of cleanliness and dignity of girl students, the committee reiterates that the ministry would ensure the water supply in government schools and construction of 100 per cent separate functioning toilets for girl child. Prepare a time bound action plan for installation of incinerators for toilets.
It said that the ministry has informed about the construction of 5.2 lakh girl’s toilets. These details should include the actual construction vis-a-vis the targets set for schools providing secondary education. As per the report, the committee would like to be apprised of the status report in this regard within three months of the presentation of the report in Parliament.
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