Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana Launched

IAS Prelims 2023

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana.

The scheme is expected to reduce gender differentials in under-five child mortality rate, undertake audit of under-five girl child death and build the capacity of members of women SHGs on gender issues and rights of girl child besides improving the nutrition status of girls by reducing number of underweight and anaemic girls under five years of age.

BKRY will also ensure enrolment of girls in elementary education, provision of girl’s toilet in every school, self defence training for girls, tracking dropout girls from schools, promotion of access to education, sensitising adolescent girls on sexual and reproductive health issues, training of elected representatives/grassroots functionaries as community champions to mobilise communities to improve CSR and girls’ education.

CM Naveen Patnaik also dedicated 1000 Anganwadi Centres.