The National Plan of Action for the Girl Child for 1991-2000, is a specially formulated action plan by the Government of India to protect and promote the Girl Child.
This plan seeks to prevent female foeticide and infanticide, eliminate gender discrimination, provide safe drinking water and fodder near homes, rehabilitate and protect girls from exploitation, assault and abuse.
The key measures planned under the National Plan include:
Strengthening of the existing primary health care infrastructure
Consolidation and maintenance of levels of immunization coverage
Stepping up immunization where coverage is low
Polio eradication through immunization
Ensuring essential supplies and drugs
Training of doctors and para-medical health workers
Educating women and girls on safe motherhood
Providing primary education facilities in unserved areas
Providing child care servicesCommunity mobilization and involvement