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Sunday, January 7

Important schemes for development of women and children

TNPSC Current Affairs - January 2018 by TNPSC Guru

Some Important Scheme for Development of Women and Children by Women and Child Development Ministry are

Schemes For Women
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP)-  about declining Child Sex Ratio and empowerment of women .
  • Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) -  providing cash health and nutrition to pregnant and nursing mothers.
  • Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra – involving student volunteers to empower rural women.
  • National Creche Scheme – providing day care for children of working women
  • Rastriya Mahila Kosh (RMK)- providing micro credit for poor women to enhance their livelihood.
  • Swadhar Greh – provides relief and rehabilitation for poor  and women in distress
  • Ujjawala,- is the scheme for prevention of trafficking and for rescue, rehabilitation, re-integration and repatriation of victims of trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation.

Schemes For Children
  • Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) implement with the aim to development of children upto 6 years of age and to provide nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating woman.
  • Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) giving safe and secure environment for overall development of rural and urban children
  • National Nutrition Mission (NNM) the mission will aim to reduce the level of stunting, under-nutrition, anaemia and low birth weight babies. It will be commencing from 2017-2018.

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