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This Indian Village Is Saving Little Girls In An Innovative Way. Find Out How.

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Gender discrimination in India has been an ongoing issue. Women are always at a disadvantage when it comes to earning access to health, education, and employment. Although there has been some improvement recently, gender discrimination in India remains a deep-rooted issue.

1. Inhabitants of a village called Piplantri, located in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, decided to respond to this issue with an ingenious initiative.

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2. Every time a girl is born, the community plants 111 trees.

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3. Village residents also collect 31,000 Rupees ($500) and place the money in a 20-year fixed deposit account for the girl.

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4. The parents must guarantee that their daughter will be nurtured, educated, and not prematurely married.

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5. In addition to responding to women’s rights, this initiative is also eco-friendly.

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6. The villagers commit to take care of the trees and make sure they attain fruition.

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7. To protect the trees from termites, residents plant aloe vera plants.

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8. The aloe vera plants have ultimately become a source of livelihood for the village residents.

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9. Villagers claim there has not been any police case against women discrimination in the past years.

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