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Government provides smartphones for Anganwadi Workers under POSHAN Abhiyaan

ICDS-Common Application Software (CAS) is developed under the POSHAN Abhiyaan (Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition). It is a flagship programme to improve nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers. Recently it was seen in news as the Women and Child Development Ministry announced that Anganwadi Workers are provided with Smart phone ..

‘Maternity scheme reaches only one-third of beneficiaries’, says RTI data

As per the recent data obtained under the Right to Information Act (RTI) Act, revealed that, almost 61% of beneficiaries registered under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) between April 2018 and July 2019 received the full amount of Rs. 6,000 promised under the scheme. The RTI survey was conducted to assess the implementation ..

Odisha sets up task force to prevent Child Marriages

A task force has been set-up in the Koraput district of Odisha to check the practice of child marriage, common among the tribal communities in the region. Task-Force for Preventing Child Marriages The task force comprises of officials from 21 departments, including health, education, social welfare and police. The education department has been tasked to ..

Madhya Pradesh government to offer modern nursery education at anganwadis

The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to offer modern nursery education at anganwadis (or childcare centres ) on the lines of private nursery schools. Under this scheme, all the 97,000 anganwadis of the state would be covered. In the first phase, a nursery school has been opened at each anganwadi across 313 administrative blocks across ..

Uttarakhand government launches Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has recently launched the free milk scheme “Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana” for anganwadi children . Under the Amrit Yojana, flavored, sweet, skimmed milk powder will be made available to the 20,000 Anganwadi kendras across the state. Nearly 2.5 lakh children at 20,000 Anganwadi kendras in the state will be ..

Odisha government launches interest-free loans of up to Rs 3 lakh for Women Self-Help Groups (WSHGs)

As part of the Mission Shakti scheme, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has recently announced interest-free loans of up to Rs 3 lakh for Women Self-Help Groups (WSHGs) in the state. The initiative would benefit around 70 lakh women associated with six lakh SHGs. He also distributed financial assistance of Rs 3,000 each to six ..

Rajasthan government decides to observe September as “month of nutrition” to create awareness

The Rajasthan government has decided to observe September as the “month of nutrition” to create awareness among people living in the state. From September, the students of Class 1 to 8 of government schools will be given milk daily instead of thrice a week for which additional funds of Rs 203 crore will be allocated. ..

Assam government decides to set up a separate directorate for Divyangs

The Assam government has recently decided to set up a separate directorate for the Divyangs. The Social Welfare minister, Pramila Rani Brahma said that appointment to Divyangs will be given at around 4500 posts by December 2018. Beside this, the Social Welfare department will also give Rs 1000 per month to all Divyangs as stipend. ..