18. Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana
Launched on January 25, 2015, Beto Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana scheme was launched in order to deal with the issue of skewed child sex ratio. According to the census data 2011, the child gender ratio is 918 girls for every 1,000 boys. It aims to improve the existing welfare services that are meant for girls. This initiative is also jointly supported by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The scheme was initiated with a funding of ₹100 crore. It mainly targets the regions in Delhi, Bihar, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. Sakshi Malik, the Olympics 2016 bronze medallist, is its ambassador.