Parents force daughters for household duties: NCPCR

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Many from the adolescent girls are not sent to educational institution due to their parents are in favor of keeping them at home for household duties, says a report by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights' (NCPCR).

A question has been raised over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambition of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, why due to gender discrimination the state of girl's education in the country remains bleak?

The report also said that around 40 percent o adolescent girls between the 15-18 age group are not going to any educational institute from which mostly are stuck in household activities, dependent and engaged in many other bad things. While referring to the study, very less percent of the out-of-school boys are non-workers, said News18.

According to this India Today report, around 2.5 crore children, especially adolescent girls, are not involved in any of the schemes run by the government.

The Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls is the only scheme, at present that provisions vocational as well as skill development of out-of-school adolescent girls, added the report.

Our Prime Minister’s objective of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ initiative was to prevent of gender-biased sex-selective elimination, ensuring survival and protection of the girl child and ensuring education and participation of the girl child.

However, it has not done much in favor of girls in terms of increasing enrollment rate of adolescent girls in the country.

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