Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana

Odisha government on 3rd September 2016 launched the Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana (BKRY) for the development of girls in three districts of the state. The objective of the scheme is to improve Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) and Child Sex Ratio (CSR) in the three districts. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the scheme at the state secretariat. The scheme will be implemented for three years in Ganjam, Dhenkanal and Angul districts on a pilot basis, said Patnaik. It will ensure enrolment of girls in elementary education, tracking dropout girls from schools and creating a better environment for them, said the Chief Minister. 
Key highlights of the Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana

  • The BKRY will ensure enrolment of girls in elementary education.
  • It will track dropout girls from schools and create a better environment for them.
  • The scheme will create awareness on gender discrimination against girls, their health, nutrition and education.
  • The scheme also includes provision of toilets for girls in every school, self defence training for girls, 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.
  • According to the provision of BKRY, the state government will spend 3.5 crore rupees for the three-year planned scheme, which is expected to be completed by 31 March 2019.


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