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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Women and Child Development


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.

Gujarat: Smriti Irani asks people to respect anganwadi workers, distributes smartphones among them

August 31, 2019 1:01 am

Lauding the role of anganwadi workers and urging the people of Gujarat to thank them for their service, Irani said at the event held in Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, “Let us take out at least one minute and pay our gratitudes to the anganwadi sisters for their dedication and selfless work.”

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

May 18, 2019 2:16 am

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

June 07, 2017 2:16 am

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

April 03, 2016 4:51 am

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

August 19, 2015 9:03 am

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

January 30, 2015 3:16 am

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