State Ministers meet to review women and child development programmes

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New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): The Ministry of Women and Child Development has convened the meeting of State Ministers' in charge of women and child development to review programmes and policies related with welfare and development of women and children.

The day-long meeting will be chaired by Krishna Tirath, Minister of Women and Child Development.

The meeting to be held in New Delhi on Wednesday will discuss in detail the proposed National Mission on Empowerment of Women, Integrated Child Protection Scheme and proposed schemes for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Conditional Maternity Benefits.

The Ministry has proposed to launch a National Mission on Empowerment of Women so that activities and policies related with women development conversed effectively to reach women beneficiary. In the meeting, views from the State Governments will be sought on the proposed Mission.

The Ministry has launched a new centrally sponsored scheme - 'Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS)' with the objective to provide safe and secure environment to the children who are in need of care and protection as well as children in conflict with law.

Signing of MoU with the State Governments for the implementation scheme will be taken up during the meeting.

The Ministry has also formulated a scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls - SABLA. It will be implemented through Anganwadis centers. The implementation of the scheme will be discussed in detail with the States during the meeting.

The Centre has also allocated Rs.4500 crore for the Conditional Maternity Benefit Scheme for the remaining part of Eleventh Five Year Plan to improve the health and nutrition status of pregnant, lactating women and infants.

Initially, Scheme will be launched in 62 districts, which will be identified in consultation with the State Governments during the meeting. (ANI)

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