Registration of 45 ultrasound centres has been cancelled and 57 centres have been sealed.
Chandigarh, May 27 – As a result of strict implementation of Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994 in Haryana, 217 FIRs have so far been lodged under this Act, registration of 45 ultrasound centres has been cancelled and 57 centres have been sealed.
This was stated by Director, Women and Child Development, Mrs. Renu S. Phulia, while speaking at the day-long ‘Sensitisation Training of Master Trainers on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ programme here today.
She said that in Haryana, the sex ratio at birth has crossed the 900-mark after the implementation of the ambitious ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ programme. Apart from this, 2.63 lakh bank accounts of girls have been opened in the State under the ‘Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana’.
She said that everyone would have to work together to change mindset in favour of the girl child. She said that the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ programme was initially launched in 100 districts of the country, including 12 districts of Haryana. Now, the programme has been extended to cover 161 districts of the country, including 20 districts of the State.
She said that 18,900 girls in the State have so far been provided benefits under the ‘Aapki Beti-Hamari Beti’ scheme launched for improving sex ratio and changing mindset towards girl child. Strict action is being taken against violators of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994.
Mrs. Phulia said that the sensitisation training programme would help in more effective implementation of the schemes of the Department.
The topics covered under the programme included ‘Status of Girl Child in the Selected Districts of Haryana’, ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Programme – An Overview’, ‘Gender Mainstreaming – Understanding Gender for Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Programme Success’, ‘Safety and Protection of Girl Child – Acts: POSCO, PC and PNDT and PWDVA and The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act’, ‘Introduction to Vikaspedia, NRP, E-archive and E-learning Portal of NIPCCD’, ‘Advocacy for Social and Behaviour Change – Improving CSR and Education of Girl Child – Planning an Advocacy Campaign’ and ‘Preparation of District Action Plan’.