The BJP has pledged to end manual scavenging (carrying human excreta on head) in the country by 2016 and publicise ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ scheme among the masses to end gender imbalance. The party will announce the schedule for several mass contact programmes soon and will have office in each district to push forward the government’s and its political and social causes. It will also organise many booth-level events on May 26 when the government completes one year in office.
Party workers will go to far-flung villages to ensure that no poor family is forced to do manual scavenging. Over 23 lakh families are still forced to do so even after 68 years of independence. Manual scavenging is banned by law but many families continue to practice it due to economic and social reasons.
The BJP workers would take to masses the schemes like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and Sukanya Samridhi Yojna to reverse the trend. Special programmes are planned for April 6 and April 14 to mark the BJP’s foundation day and the birth anniversary of Dalit icon Bhim Rao Ambedkar.