Government is implementing various schemes/programmes for welfare of women and children across the country

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing various schemes/programmes for welfare of women and children across the country. The schemes are:

  1. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) 
  2. Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme
  3. Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG)
  4. Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)
  5. Working Women Hostels (WWH)
  6. Ujjawala
  7. Gender Budgeting
  8. Child Protection Scheme (CPS)
  9.  Swadhar Greh
  10. National Creche Scheme (NCS)
  11. Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK)
  12. One Stop Centre and
  13. Women Helpline.

        The above mentioned schemes/programmes are being implemented through State Governments and  some of the schemes such as Ujjawala, Swadhar Greh, WWH, National Creche Scheme and RMK are implemented  through NGOs. The State/UT-wise details of beneficiaries covered under these schemes/programmes are given at Annexure-I to    Annexure-VII.

        The Ministry holds regular review meetings with Women and Child Development Departments of State Governments/UT Administrations to discuss the issues for effective implementation of the programmes and schemes to expedite beneficiary coverage and proper fund utilization. Regional level consultations are also held to discuss issues concerning implementation of schemes. For some schemes, the annual inspections are being carried out jointly by the Centre and State Govt. officials. The monitoring reports received from States/UTs are analyzed in the Ministry. The problem areas are communicated to concerned States/UTs for taking corrective actions. In addition, regular State visits are conducted by the Ministry’s officials in order to understand the implementation problems being faced by States/UTs. . For effective implementation of schemes of MWCD run by NGOs and to check funds utilization, the schemes have in-built monitoring mechanism.  Also, the regular follow-up is done by the Ministry and the States/UTs for every sanction of fund to the NGOs. The schemes are also periodically reviewed for their proper and better implementation.

Category No. of ICDS Projects No. of AWCs Beneficiaries of Supplementary Nutrition Beneficiaries of Pre-School Education
Total Sanctioned Operational Sanctioned Operational Children(6 months – 3 years) Children (3-6 years) Total Children (6 months – 6 years) Pregnant & Lactating mothers (P&LM) Total Beneficiaries (Children 6 mo – 6 years plus P&LM) Boys (3-6 years) Girls (3-6 years) Total (3-6 years)  
  7075 7075 1400000 1356569 43267406 34005090 77272496 17666918 94939414 16308968 16277871 32586839

Details of beneficiaries covered under Scheme for Adolescent Girls is given below:

Sl.No States/UTs Nutrition Beneficiaries
1 2016-17 2017-18
2 Total 11003137 10765391

Details of beneficiaries for Working Women’s Hostels Scheme.

Category No. of Hostels Capacity Of WWH No. of DCC Capacity of Children
Total (As on 27.11.2017)  946 71035 370 10038

Details of number of Swadhar Greh presently functional and the number of women beneficiaries:

Name No. of Swadhar Greh Number of Beneficiaries
Total 559 17231

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