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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"

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

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


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


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.



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

Chances of Replication



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


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

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The Health Department UT of Daman & Diu.

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