Centre sanctions Rs 37.3 lakh to Tripura for child development

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Agartala, Sep 19 (UNI) The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has sanctioned Rs 37.3 Lakh to Tripura under the Kishori Shakti Yojana (KSY) using the infrastructure of the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) in the current fiscal year.

The Scheme targets adolescent girls in the age group of 11 to 18 years for addressing their needs of self-development, nutrition and health status, literacy and numerical skills and vocational skills.

Official sources here today said in 2006-07, the scheme had been expanded from 2000 ICDS projects to all the 6118 ICDS projects of the country and all the northeastern states had received adequate funds in 2006-07.

Under the KSY, various programmes are available to the states to selectively intervene for the development of the adolescent girls on the basis of specific needs of the area, officials said adding that it sought convergence with schemes of the Health Department in order to improve the nutritional and health status of adolescent girls.


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