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Inadequate Progress

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) was launched in January 2015 to prevent gender-based sex-selective elimination, ensure protection and education of girl child. Under the scheme, awareness campaigns were launched in 161 selected districts.

The funds released under the scheme increased from Rs. 13 crore in 2014-15 to Rs. 59 crore in 2015-16. However,  only Rs. 5 crore had been utilized out of the Rs. 43 crore (for 2016-17) till January 2017, according to a parliamentary panel report.

Since not even the funds have been utilised by the government, this is considered “Inadequate Progress”.

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  1. Raj

    But adequate progress has been done to tackle lack of toilet issue in schools. One of the leading reasons why girls left school

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  2. Anurag Kundu

    Dear Raj,

    The evidence suggests otherwise. e. A recent survey by government’s own National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) shows that over 60% of newly constructed toilets don’t have water supply making them unusable, and 40% don’t have a drainage connection which means they pollute the environment and water bodies. Moreover, It is well known that behavioural change is the single most important factor in reducing open defecation. However, the spending on information, education, and communication (IEC), the headline for behaviour-change activities, is only 1% of the total SBM budget and the messaging doesn’t address the real constraints to behaviour change.

    Therefore, it cannot be termed adequate progress. A very promising programme of Swachh Bharat hasn’t seen proper implementation.

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