Hindustan Zinc, a part of the Vedanta Group, has completed 20 years of its initiative in Rajasthan's Sikar district to educate the girl child from rural areas in the vicinity, managing to change the lives of some 3,000 such undeprivileged students.
To ensure effective implementation of the ambitious 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' programme, Haryana government will organise a three-day state level training programme for master trainers here starting from April 8.
The Jammu & Kashmir government on Sunday unveiled a Rs 46,473 crore budget packed with a slew of schemes for farmers, traders, women and employees while stamping out "plan and non-plan classification".
With an aim to encourage parents on the birth of a girl child, Rajasthan's Nagaur District administration has taken 'Lado Rani' initiative distributing special kits and booklets, detailing all the schemes and programmes, at government hospitals.
On a day when Narendra Modi launched the 'beti bachao, beti padhao' programme, a group of girls here Thursday wrote a 100-metre long letter addressed to the Prime Minister, drawing his attention on the issue of security and education of the girl child.
The overall sex ratio in Uttar Pradesh improved during the first decade of the century, though a decline in the number of girls for every 1,000 boys up to six years of age could be a cause for concern, according to data collated for the latest census.