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Cradle Baby Scheme To eradicate female infanticide and to save the girl Children from the clutches of death, "Cradle Baby Scheme" was first introduced in Salem District during 1992. In the year 2001, the scheme was extended to the districts of Madurai, Theni, Dindigul and Dharmapuri, where the practice of female infanticide was in existence. This unique scheme has so far saved 5011 (Male - 959, Female 4052) children from the clutches of death.
.The 2011 census projected an alarming decrease in the child sex ratio in the districts of Cuddalore, Ariyalur, Perambulur, Villupuram and Thiruvannamalai for which various socio economic reasons are attributed. Taking cognizance of this and to set right this negative trend, Cradle baby Scheme was extended to these districts also. Children rescued under the Cradle Baby Scheme have been rehabilitated with an alternate family under adoption programmes. The innovative Cradle Baby Scheme has won accolades in India as well as from other countries. The positive effect of the Cradle Baby Scheme in Tamil Nadu, the child sex ratio which was 942/1000 in 2001 has risen to 943/1000 in 2011. Since this scheme mainly focuses on education of girl children, the rate of girl child literacy which was 64.55% in 2001, has attained exponential growth of 73.44% in 2011.
Bogibeel bridge in Assam The bridge, which spans the River Brahmaputra between Dibrugarh and Dhemaji districts of Assam, is of immense economic and strategic significance for the nation. The bridge is 4.94-km long. and a double-line railway track below. The Bogibeel bridge, which was a part of the Assam Accord and sanctioned in 1997-98, is also likely to play a crucial role in defence movement along the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. Good Governance Day
Bhupen Hazarika Bridge The Bhupen Hazarika Bridge at Sadia in Assam, to the nation. Over Lohit River The 9.15-km bridge across the Brahmaputra will connect Dhola with Sadiya in upper Assam The bridge which has been designed to facilitate the movement of heavy vehicles, including 60 tonne battle tanks, will enable troops to travel faster to posts positioned at Kibithoo, Wallong and Chaglagam, on the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh, saving an estimated three- to four-hour journey from Assam. The project is the result of a public-private partnership between the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and a Vishakapatnam-based private firm, Navayuga Engineering Company whose expertise lies in construction of large-scale structures like bridges and jetties.
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