National Girl Child Day: ‘Gross enrolment ratio of girls in schools improved from 2014-15 to 2018-19’


The gross enrolment ratio of girls in schools at secondary stage has improved from 2014-15 to 2018-19, and there have been promising traits of enchancment in intercourse ratio at start, the Women and Child Development Ministry mentioned on Saturday.

Sharing the achievements of the federal government’s Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Andolan (BBBP) forward of National Girl Child Day on Sunday, the ministry mentioned the scheme has resulted in elevated consciousness and sensitisation of the plenty relating to prevalence of gender bias and position of group in eradicating it. In a press release, it mentioned the gross enrolment ratio of girls in schools at secondary stage has improved from 77.45 (2014-15) to 81.32 (2018-19-provisional figures) as per UDISE-data.

“Percentage of schools with functional separate toilets for girls has shown improvement from 92.1 per cent in 2014-15 to 95.1 per cent in 2018-19 (2018-19 provisional figure, as per UDISE-data ),” it mentioned The ministry mentioned promising traits of enchancment in intercourse ratio at Birth (SRB) have been noticed at nationwide stage.

“SRB has improved by 16 points from 918 (2014-15) to 934 (2019-20). Out of 640 districts covered under BBBP, 422 districts have shown improvement in SRB from 2014-15 to 2018-2019,” it mentioned.

Some districts which had very low SRB in 2014-15 have proven enormous enchancment after implementation of the scheme corresponding to Mau (Uttar Pradesh) from 694 (2014-15) to 951 (2019-20), Karnal (Haryana) from 758 (2014-15) to 898 (2019-20), Mahendergarh (Haryana) from 791 (2014-15) to 919 (2019-20), Rewari (Haryana) from 803 (2014-15) to 924 (2019-20), and Patiala (Punjab) from 847 (2014-15) to 933 (2019-20), the ministry mentioned.

Noting that the proportion of first trimester antenatal care registration has proven an bettering development from 61 per cent in 2014-15 to 71 per cent in 2019-20 (as per Health Management Information Systems, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare). “The percentage of institutional deliveries has shown an improving trend from 87 per cent in 2014-15 to 94 per cent in 2019-20,” it mentioned.

The ministry mentioned the BBBP scheme has been ready to deliver the deal with essential points of feminine infanticide, lack of schooling amongst girls and deprivation of their rights on a life cycle continuum. “The scheme has successfully engaged with the community to defy the age-old biases against the girl child and introduce innovative practices to celebrate the girl child,” it mentioned.


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