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Giving the girl child in India her due

In a bizarre coincidence, at about the same time when a group of people was working for girl child empowerment through a ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ (BBBP) half-marathon in Noida, some unscrupulous elements were taking people for a ride across Uttar Pradesh in the name of this scheme.

In a bizarre coincidence, at about the same time when a group of people was working for girl child empowerment through a ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ (BBBP) half-marathon in Noida, some unscrupulous elements were taking people for a ride across Uttar Pradesh in the name of this scheme.

Feb 23, 2017
By Navneet Anand
 
In a bizarre coincidence, at about the same time when a group of people was working for girl child empowerment through a ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ (BBBP) half-marathon in Noida, some unscrupulous elements were taking people for a ride across Uttar Pradesh in the name of this scheme. In a scam that reportedly runs across the State, thousands of innocent parents of girl children are being sold purported application forms for getting cash benefits of upto two lakh rupees. The fact is that this scheme, translated as save girl child and educate her, doesn't have a cash component for beneficiaries.
 
Read more at: http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/giving-the-girl-child-in-india-her-due.html
 
The pioneer, February 23, 2017

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