District Administration, Kolhapur, Maharashtra


An initiative, which tackles malpractices of sex-determination and selective abortion

“SAVE THE BABY GIRL”, is an initiative by the District Collector of Kolhapur. Through the district administration malpractices of sex-determination and selective abortion, which are major reasons for this gender imbalance in the region, are tackled.

Through creation of its website http://www.savethebabygirl.com and its online entry software, the administration tracks all sonography tests done across all authorised centres in a district. This monitoring mechanism gives the district administration an effective means to stop the malpractice of aborting the girl fetus. The programme also provides economic support to pregnant women for the period of pregnancy, and encourages adoption of female fetus and girls by providing them economic security.

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