Women And Child Development Department, Government Of Maharashtra..

The following are the key objectives of this scheme:
  • Impart health and hygiene education & training to adolescent girls regarding on bad effects of early marriage to avoid frequent child births need for balanced diet, consumption of green vegetables etc.
  • Under this scheme various programs are organized such as kishori Melawa Kishori Arogya Shibir etc. at AWC level. Adolescent girls which are found anemic special care has been taken through, IFA tablets with special training for self-hygiene.
  • Currently, scheme is applicable in the Districts of Ahmednagar, Akola, Aurangabad, Bhandara, Chandrapur, Dhule, Hingoli, Jalgain, Jalna, Latur, Nandurbar, Osmanabad, Parbhani, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Sindhudurg, Solapur, Thane, Wardha, Washim, Yavatmal, below mentioned districts only (23).
The following are the overreaching goals of this scheme:
  • Enable self-development and empowerment of Adolescent Girls.
  • Improve their nutrition and health status.
  • Spread awareness among them about health, hygiene, nutrition, adolescent reproductive and sexual health (ARSH), and family and child care.
  • Upgrade their home based skills, life skills and vocational skills.
  • Mainstream out of school Adolescent Girls into formal/non formal education; and.
  • Inform and guide them about existing public services, such as PHC, CHC Post office, Bank, Police Station etc.
  • Currently, scheme is applicable in the districts of Amravati, Beed, Nanded, Gadchiroli, Buldhana, Nagpur, Kolhapur, Satara, Gondia, Satara and Mumbai .
    Maharashtra Government has approved APJ Abdul Kalam Amrut Yojna scheme to provide one full hot cooked nutritious food to pregnant, lactating women in the tribal areas. Anganwadis falling under Women and Child Welfare Department in 16 districts of states having tribal population will implement it. The scheme will replace the earlier ‘Take Home Ration‘ scheme which provided packets of sheera or upma to lactating or expectant mothers in tribal areas of state.
  • On 8th March 2015, Women and Child Development Department has announced first-of-its-kind scheme “Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree”.
  • Under this initiative, Government shall provide financial incentives for families to retain a girl child, educate her, prevent child marriage and provide skill development.
  • Some of the key features of this scheme are:
  • Reward for Mothers: Parents of the girl child are awarded staggered financial incentives for retaining girl child, educating girl child and ensuring proper nutrition.
  • Reward for Girl Child: At age of 18, Girl Child is provided 1 Lakh rupees for Skill Development and Higher Education which shall ensure employability and dedicated income in future provided she is not married by then.
  • Reward for Grandmother: In many families, the parents have pressure from In-Laws for a son. In order to combat that, the Paternal Grandmother shall be awarded gold coin and certificate by Hon. Minister, WCD Dept.
  • Reward for Village: Any Village which achieves Child Sex Ratio of more than 1000 shall receive 5,00,000 award from Hon. Minister, WCD Dept. Under this scheme, Govt. will cover Girls of Above Poverty Line (APL) Families with an insurance of Rs.21,200/-.
  • With a core objective of increasing the Child Sex ratio in the State, the WCD Department has started implementation of Beti Bachao and Beti Padhao Scheme of the Central Govt. in 10 Districts i.e. Beed, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Buldhana, Aurangabad, Washim, Kolhapur, Osmanabad, Sangli and Jalna.
  • The overarching goals of this scheme are to:
  • Prevent Gender biased sex selective elimination.
  • Ensure survival& protection of the girl child.
  • Ensure education & participation of the girl child.