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Dikri Development Scheme in UT of Daman & Diu
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Subject Area="Behavioural Change Communication." Objective="Improving sex ratio."
Details for Reform Option "Dikri Development Scheme in UT of Daman & Diu"
Summary

The Sex Ratio of this UT was very low hence to motivate the community to save the girl child the Dikri Development Scheme was introduced. The UT Administration of Daman & Diu provide a term deposit in LIC / Bank for an amount of Rs. 41,799/- in the name of the Girl Child. This scheme helped to improve Institutional deliveries, reducing IMR & MMR and also improving the sex ratio. Estimated Cost is around Rs. 41,799 x 210 (No. of Girl child born)

Cost 85 - 90 lakh (Approx.)
Place UT of Daman & Diu
Time Frame 2 months
Advantages

Save the Girl Child, Discourages Early Marriage, promotes registration of Marriages, promotes Institutional deliveries, reduces IMR & MMR.

Challanges

Girl taking birth in Private Hospitals / Institutions cannot take the benefit of the scheme.

Prerequisites

Domicile Certificate, Marriage Certificate & Birth Certificate of the New born.

Who needs to be consulted

The Director, Medical & Health Services, UT of Daman & Diu & Secretary (Health), UT Administration of Daman & Diu.

Risks

Sustainability

It will continue in future. The expenditure will be charged from UT Plan Fund (Other charges A/c).

Chances of Replication

Nil

Comments

Documents & Illustrations: Domicile Certificate, Marriage Certificate & Birth Certificate of the New born.

Contact

The Director, Dte. of Medical & Health Services, Fort Area, CHC / PHC, Moti Daman – 396220 Phone No. 0260-2230470 E-mail ID: kysultan64@yahoo.com

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The Health Department UT of Daman & Diu.

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