The reason behind launching “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” campaign is to improve the sex ratio of many districts of our country as well as spreading the awareness about importance of a girl child in our society.
When we talk about sex ratio (number of females per 1,000 males) Haryana is the first state come to our mind. Haryana has a really bad sex ratio. As per 2011 census the national average sex ratio was 940 / 1000. But at that time Haryana was fighting with a sex ratio of 879 for each 1000 male. In fact in 2001, the sex ratio of female was 861 per 1000 males in Haryana.
To improve this picture of our country Govt has initiated few schemes to give proper importance to girl child. The latest Sukanya Samriddhi Account is one of such schemes.
Sukanya Samriddhi Account Launch in Haryana
As everyone is aware about the sex ratio of Haryana, Govt found that, this is the best place to launch the latest Sukanya Samriddhi Account. Mr. Modi on January 22nd 2015, in Panipat announced the much appreciated deposit scheme for girl child in India. On that day he has done the below things
- Launch of audio material for Sukanya Samriddhi Account
- Launch of publicity material for Sukanya Samriddhi Account
- Opening of 5 accounts for the girl child by Honarable Prime Minister
Although this is just a beginning of the SSA Account, Govt is expecting that with the help of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Human Resource Development this scheme will be able to change our perception towards girl child.
Challenges for Sukanya Samriddhi Account launch in Haryana
Haryana is a place where women are always underestimated. We have heard many times about the strong paternity culture in Haryana. In fact in many TV serials and commercials it has been showed as well. You might have heard about KHAP panchayat laws and strict rules which always downgrade women to go social and free.
In such a scenario the biggest challenge would be to aware people about this Sukanya Samriddhi Account new saving scheme. Govt. need huge team with enough knowledge who can face those initial obstacles and spread more about saving girl child and importance of sex ratio.
Although SSA Account is launched to help the girl child, but the features of this deposit scheme need to be revised with more elements to help/encourage parents in that way. Govt. can improve the scheme in a better way to provide more benefits to girl child.