India is a male-dominated society. Boys are given importance in comparison to girls. Less attention is given to the career and education of girls. Nowadays cases of female infanticide are seen. The government and society are trying to improve this situation.
The govt. of India launched the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme recently on 22nd January 2015, mainly aiming at generating awareness and improving the efficiency of welfare services for women. The govt. Proposed Rs. 150 crores to be spent by the Ministry of Home Affairs on this scheme to increase the safety and security of women and their empowerment. Increasing life expectancy and promoting their education is the main in this scheme. Many programs are being launched at various levels. Daughters will be encouraged and they will have a respectable place in society.