Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) 

The BBBP Scheme was launched on 22nd January, 2015 at Panipat, Haryana by Hon’ble Prime Minister to protect the interest of the girl children and ensure their education.  Ministry of Women and Child Development is the Nodal Ministry for implementing the Scheme.

The census 2011, reveals the extensive and significant decline in Child Sex ratio ( CSR) recording an all- time low of 918 girls for every 1000 boys. 13 out of 35 states and UTs have CSR lower than the national average. Therefore Government of India selected 100 districts on the basis of low Child Sex Ratio as per Census 2011 covering all states / UTs on a pilot basis covering at least one district in each state.

In Tamil Nadu, Cuddalore District has been chosen for implementation of the BBBP scheme as the Child Sex Ratio is the lowest in the State. However the Child Sex Ratio for Tamil Nadu is 943/1000 which is above the national ratio of 918/1000.

The CSR for the Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu and India is detailed below


Census 2001

Census 2011











The Objective of this scheme are:

  • Prevention of gender biased sex selective elimination.
  • Ensuring survival & protection of the girl child.
  • Ensuring education and participation of the girl child

The District Collector is the Chairperson for implementation of the Scheme.

Achievement of the Scheme:

  1. Child Sex Ratio in cuddalore district have been  increased from 886 in 2015 to 895 in 2016
  2. Dropout rate for upper primary school (girls) has come down from 1.5 % in 2015 to 1.0% in 2016.
  3. Dropout rate for Secondary School (girls) has come down from 3.26% 2015 to 1.5% in 2016.
  4. Under Suganya Samirithi Yojana new account have been opened for  59491 children.
  5. Over all infra-structure have been developed like residential school, provision of toilet & water facility, installation of incinerator in girls schools.


District Collector, Cuddalore was felicitated with the Award by the Hon’ble Minister for Women and Child Development during the celebration of the National Girl Child Day in Delhi on 24th January, 2017 for the good performance on Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme for “Effective Community Engagement ”.