UP govt banks on informers to curb female foeticide

Uttar Pradesh government has started a scheme under which informers will alert the state authorities about attempts and incidents of female foeticide.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed concern over the declining sex ratio in the state and launched the ‘Mukhbir Yojana’ or Informer Scheme aimed at checking the cases of female foeticide at an event in Lucknow yesterday.

The Chief Minister also launched 181 Women Helpline and flagged off 64 rescue vans. He said that the state government is committed to provide complete security to women and also ensure that they are empowered – socially and economically.

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