Balika Panchayat Initiative: Key Points
India’s inaugural girl Panchayat named Balika Panchayat was launched across many villages in the Kutch district of Gujarat.
What is the aim of this initiative?
This initiative has the objective of promoting the political as well as social development of girls in the state. This scheme also looks to make sure that girls take part in politics enthusiastically. The panchayat looks to encourage girls so that they can explore the field of politics.
This initiative was launched by which organization?
This initiative has been launched by the government of Gujarat’s “Women and Child Development Welfare department.” This scheme was launched under the campaign titled ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao.’ This scheme was initiated in the villages named Maska, Kunaria, Vadsar, and Motagua. The central government’s Ministry of Women and Child Development also has plans to implement the girl panchayat initiative across the nation.
People from which age group manage the Balika Panchayat?
The people who are aged between 11 to 21 manage the Balika Panchayat. They work to enhance the political as well as social development of a girl child. The panchayat also looks to remove various types of evil practices that are prevalent in society such as the dowry system and child marriage. The members of this panchayat are nominated in a similar manner as Gram panchayat.