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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 ..

National Crèche Scheme

The National Crèche Scheme was discussed by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development in the Lok Sabha recently. About the Scheme The National Crèche Scheme was previously known as Rajiv Gandhi National Crèche Scheme. It is a centrally sponsored scheme that was launched on January 1st, 2017. It is being implemented by the ..

Ministry of Women and Child Development organizes discussion on “The Future of Work: Women in India’s Workforce”

Union Ministry of Women and Child Development organised a discussion on “The Future of Work: Women in India’s Workforce”, in association with World Bank in New Delhi. Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurated the programme along with Dr. Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Country Director India, World Bank. As a part of events ..

‘Organic food festival’ to be organised in New Delhi

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries in association with the Ministry of Women and Child Development is to organise ‘Organic food festival’ in New Delhi, in this month. The two Union ministries have recently signed an agreement in this regard. The festival is expected to assist the women entrepreneurs in organic food sector to connect ..

Madhya Pradesh wins Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana award

Union Minister of Women & Child Development Smriti Irani recently presented the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana awards to the best performing States, Union Territories and Districts. Madhya Pradesh bagged the first place in the category of best performance States/ UTs with more than 1 crore population. The state is followed by Andhra Pradesh and ..

National Girl Child Day celebrated on 24th January

Since 2008, every year on 24th January, India celebrates National Girl Child Day initiated by the Government of India and by the Ministry of Women and Child Development with an objective to provide opportunities to the girls, spread awareness about the rights of a girl child, to promote the education, health & nutrition of the ..

CARA celebrates 5th Annual Day 

On 15th January 2020, Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) celebrated its 5th Annual Day in New Delhi which was attended by Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Child Development of India, Rabindra Panwar along with other senior officials of the Ministry, its associated Statutory/ Autonomous Bodies and representatives from the States and Union Territories. ..

MoU signed to organize “National Organic Festival of Women Entrepreneurs”

A Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) and the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) to organize the “National Organic Festival of Women Entrepreneurs”. The event will be planned and organized by the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) located in Kundli, Sonepat, Haryana. ..