New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday launched Mukhbir Scheme in Lucknow, under which the government will give a reward of Rs two lakh to the person, who will provide confirmed information about the involvement of a doctor or a medical staff in sex determination. According to the reports, 64 rescue vans will now run in districts across the state to help women.

While speaking on the sidelines of the event, Yogi Adityanath said that despite discrimination in the society, daughters are doing well today. Bhedbhav ki shuruat hum apne parivaar se karte hain aur sochte hain ki samaj mein koi bhedbhav nahi ho. (We start discrimination from our family and think that there is no discrimination in society). We have to give equality to daughters in the family. These plans will provide protection to women.”

The Chief Minister also showered praise on Cabinet Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Minister of State Swati Singh for reaching this scheme in such a large number of districts.

Referring to the meritorious students’ honour, Yogi said that out of 147 students who were felicitated by the UP government recently, 99 were daughters. They are doing well even after discrimination.

Earlier in 2012, Mukhbr Yojna was launced in Rajasthan after the  2011Census report showed that , the child sex ratio (0-6 years) instate had gone down by 21 points from 909 to 888 over the past 10 years.