Beti Bachao (Save Girl Child)–MATRU VANDANA YATRA Financial Grant to family


Gujarat is suffering from one of the worst outcomes of gender-based discrimination, To maintain male-female sex ratio. The state average of child sex ratio (0-6 years) declined dramatically. To address this issue various efforts are being made, one of the major being the ‘Beti Bachao Campaign’ that was launched by Women and Child Development Department, Gujarat. Gender Resource centre, an autonomous body, was an active partner in the campaign who was involved in documentation and publications with a realization that it could play a vital role in changing the perception of the society in general on such important issue.


The objectives of this scheme are summarised as below:

  • To promote birth of the girl child/Encouraging people to welcome the birth of a female child
  • To ensure the rightful place of pride in society for a girl child, to assure her of her safety and security.
  • To improve the sex ratio.
  • Address the declining sex ratio through scholarship programmes


The following criteria should be fulfilled to avail the benefits:

  1. Age of the women should be below 35 years on the date of vasectomy/tubectomy (family planning operation).
  2. When there is only one daughter, the age of the daughter should be more than one year.
  3. Social Defence Certificate is given to families who adopt family planning after having one or two daughters or and have no son.


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Rs. 6000 aid is granted to a family having only one daughter and no son.

Rs. 5000 aid is granted to a family having two daughters and no son.

How To Apply

For more information, Cotact to : Women & Child Development Department

Block No. 9, 6th Floor,

New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar.

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Women and Child Development Department, Gujarat

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