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WCD department to digitise records on children, boost state foster care

The state government plans to maintain a centralised data on each child, his or her progress, education, medical history, and where the child’s file stands in adoption procedure. This will also include linkage with Aadhaar card.

Bombay High Court summons WCD secretary over the issue of women prisoners’ children welfare

A division bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice N M Jamdar was hearing a bunch of PILs highlighting the plight of children inside prisons and measures to curb child begging and child labour.


Muslim participation lowest among women in workforce: Report

The committee, which completed its surveys in 2015, paid special attention to women in marginalised communities.

65% of kids adopted by foreigners have special needs: Government

Of the 1,112 children, 190 children with special needs were given up for adoption in 2012-13 and this number rose to 283 and 253 in the next two years.

State to finally appoint protection officers in talukas

171 officials set to take charge, WCD dept to issue orders for appointment of 142 more officials next week.

Set for ad blitz

The Women and Child Development Ministry is set to launch a multimedia advertisement blitzkrieg.


To prevent child abuse, govt plans awareness modules

Once the modules are finalised, the WCD department will invite comments by making them available online.

Anandiben’s push to end malnutrition spurs month-long ‘intensive nutrition drive’

Children at 10,000 ‘high priority anganwadis’ to get healthy diet.

Crisis response centres in the offing

Maneka also said she will work with the Education Ministry on girls’ education.

Schemes in place, but homeless not using them: Govt to HC

A PIL was filed by social worker seeking to provide basic healthcare to women living in Pul Mithai area.