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Women and Child Development


In a first, Maharashtra app maps workers’ migration for portability of ICDS scheme

April 16, 2022 7:52 am

The state government's women and child development (WCD) department launched it as a pilot project in November last year in six districts with high tribal population including Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Amravati, Jalna, Palghar and Nandurbar.

WCD: Over 55% applications under scheme for Covid orphans duplicated

April 13, 2022 8:18 am

Civil society representatives have also protested for closing the entries in February without providing adequate publicity to the scheme.

Budget for WCD hiked, but no increase in funds for its flagship scheme

February 02, 2022 6:26 am

However, an expert pointed out that not only had the ministry’s flagship Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0 programme not seen an increase in its budgetary allocation but the funds earmarked also failed to meet the pre-pandemic levels.

Over 33 lakh children in India malnourished, 17.7 lakh of them severely malnourished: Govt data

November 07, 2021 7:08 pm

Also, India has slipped to the 101st position in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 of 116 countries, from its 2020 position of 94th and is behind its neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Maharashtra govt launches ‘search operation’ to identify, treat nearly 6 lakh malnourished children in state

August 25, 2021 8:31 am

A ‘search operation’ is being conducted till August 31 to identify the children in the category of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and severe acute malnutrition (SAM).

Report to work on time or face action: WCD department to officials

August 15, 2021 2:56 pm

A recent memorandum noted that all the officials had made a common plea in their replies that “the late attendance was due to Covid restrictions imposed on the public transport systems by the government i.e. metro, bus etc”.

In Thane’s rural and tribal areas, Zilla Parishad seeks to do away with unsafe child hammocks

July 18, 2021 7:27 am

In the tribal areas, all homes have two wooden poles fixed in the ground a metre apart, with a saree or bedsheet tied to the two poles serving as a cradle for newborn children.

Maharashtra reaches out to children orphaned by Covid, traces 98 so far

May 27, 2021 2:54 am

These are some of the children district officials in Maharashtra have been able to reach out to after they lost either one or both parents to Covid-19, many within a short span.

Maharashtra: Mental illness patients without IDs can get the jab from tomorrow

May 18, 2021 9:26 am

Last week, the state began vaccinating patients who have identification proofs in Thane and Ratnagiri mental hospitals.

Ministry of Women and Child Development: Don’t call for children’s adoption on social media

May 18, 2021 5:52 am

The Ministry has since issued such alerts regarding the matter on several instances.