Integrated Child Protection Scheme


To encourage quicker establishment of structures and procedures under the Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act [JJ Act], the Ministry of Women & Child Development introduced, in 2009-10, a comprehensive scheme, namely, the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) under which financial and technical support is provided to the State … [Read more...]

Women Empowerment And Livelihood Programme In Mid Gangetic Plains – ‘Priyadarshini’

Pridarshini Project

The Ministry Of Women and Child Development is administering International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) assisted pilot project namely Women's Empowerment and Livelihoods Programme in the Mid Gangetic Plains in 13 blocks spread over 5 districts in Uttar Pradesh and 2 districts in Bihar. The Programme aims at holistic empowerment (economic and … [Read more...]

Swadhar Scheme


Recognizing the need to prevent women from exploitation and to support their survival and rehabilitation, the scheme of Short Stay Home (SSH) for women and girls was introduced as a social defence mechanism, by the Department of Women and Child Development in 1969. The scheme is meant to provide temporary accommodation, maintenance and rehabilitative … [Read more...]

Hostel For Working Women

Hostel For Working Women

The Scheme of Hostel for Working Women envisages provision of safe and affordable hostel accommodation to working, single working woman, women working at places away from their home-town and for women being trained for employment. Since its inception in 1972-73, 891 hostels have been sanctioned under the scheme all over the country benefiting about 66,299 … [Read more...]

Support To Training & Employment Programme for Women

STEP Programme

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has been administering the Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEP) as a Central Sector Scheme since 1986-87, to ensure sustainable employment and income generation for marginalized and assetless rural and urban women across the country. The unique feature of STEP is its integrated package … [Read more...]

Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojna

Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojna

Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) – a Conditional Maternity Benefit Scheme for Pregnant and lactating women was introduced in October 2010. The scheme aims to contribute to better enabling environment by providing cash incentives for improved health and nutrition to pregnant and nursing mothers. The Scheme is being implemented through the … [Read more...]

Provision Of Urban Amenities In Rural Areas

Urban Amenities In Rural Areas

Lack of livelihood opportunities, modern amenities and services for decent living in rural areas lead to migration of people to urban areas. There are wide gaps in the availability of physical and social infrastructure between rural and urban areas. To address these issues, in the year 2003 the then President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam had enunciated … [Read more...]

National Mission On Micro Irrigation (NMMI)

NMMI Scheme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on 10th June 2010 approved the implementation of the existing Micro Irrigation Scheme (MIS) as the National Mission on Micro Irrigation (NMMI) during the Eleventh Plan period with an outlay of Rs.8032.90 crore, of which Rs.3409.26 crore will be contributed by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation (DAC) as … [Read more...]

Rajiv Gandhi Scheme For Empowerment Of Adolescent Girls – SABLA


Sabla – a comprehensive scheme called Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls – was introduced in 2010. Sabla is initially being implemented in 200 selected districts across the country. Sabla is being implemented by States Governments/UTs, with 100 per cent financial assistance from the Central Government for all inputs other than … [Read more...]

Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana


The Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) is a major on-going programme for the self-employment of the rural poor. The programme was started from 01.04.1999 after restructuring and merging the erstwhile Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) and its allied programmes namely Training of Rural Youth for Self Employment (TRYSEM), Development of Women … [Read more...]

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