Haryana govt approves 5 more short stay homes for women

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Chandigarh, Mar 12 (UNI) The Haryana government has approved the setting-up of five more short stay homes for women in Gurgaon, Narnaul, Jind, Sonepat and Mahendragarh districts.

These five would be in addition to the two already functioning a Rohtak and Hansi.

An official spokesman today said that these short stay homes provide facility of stay to those women who suffered from family stress, torture, exploitation and unfavourable circumstances. Such women also get vocational training at these homes.

He said that with a view to expand the network of such short stay homes, the Women and Child Deveopment Department had invited applications from voluntary organizations. In all five proposals were finalised. These proposals have been forwarded to the Central Government for seeking financial assistance.

The Central Government has been giving assistance of about Rs 5.53 lakh to each voluntary organization every year to run such short stay homes to facilitate 30 women and seven children. The five more short stay homes would be set for women only after the approval from the Central Government.

The Haryana State Social Welfare Advisory Board has been monitoring the functioning of such short stay homes and it has appreciated the functioning of the two such homes at Rohtak and Hansi. About 24 women had been accommodated in these two homes.

The spokesman said that another scheme known as Swadhar Kendra Yojna has been implemented in the state. Two centres had been approved under the scheme in Sonepat and Kaithal districts and at present about 24 women had been put up at a Swadhar Kendra being run in Sonepat by a voluntary organization.

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