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Integrated Child Development Services Scheme

Training of Anganwadi workers and Helpers

Construction of Anganwadi Buildings

Nutrition Programme for Adolescent Girls (NPAG)

Bhagyalakshmi

Anganwadi workers and helpers death / medical relief fund

Attendance Scholarship for girls from  Rural Areas

Scheme for the Welfare of children in need of  Care and Protection

Creches for children of working mothers

Prevention of trafficking of women and children

Hoysala and Keladi Chennamma awards

Financial assistance to children especially under difficult circumstances

State Awards in the field of child welfare

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA SCHEMES  

Scheme for welfare of working children in need of care and protection

Scheme of assistance to voluntary organisations to combat trafficking of children  for commercial sexual exploitation  

National Award for individuals and institutions

National Award to  children  for exceptional achievement

Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award.

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1. INTRODUCTION

           To ensure that children get protection against  neglect, abuse  and exploitation, the department has taken  up  programmes and schemes  to  guarantee  the  basic  human  rights  including survival, development and full participation in social, cultural, educational and other endeavours for their individual growth  and well being.   

           Children below 6 years constitute 17% of the total  population  of  India i.e. about 17 crores.  As compared to  other    developed  countries, infant mortality rate in our country is  very high.   At  the beginning of 1980s, 120 out of every  1000  newly born children were dying even before completing one year. Even after  50  years  of independence, more than 40%  of  the  Indian population live below poverty line.  Ignorance and illiteracy are still  rampant  among the rural people.  Severe  malnutrition  on    account of  acute poverty  which gives  room for low-resistance and the  consequential early childhood diseases  are  the main causes  for this alarming situation. 

           The emphasis on child development has been on improving the quality of services under Integrated Child Development Services and also to improve the delivery of the programmes, components through the convergence of services meant for women and children.             

   

INTEGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES SCHEME 

Introduction: 

                 Having realized the utmost urgency and importance of giving highest priority to develop human resources, the Government of India found it most essential to evolve a national programme for the overall development of children. The result of this concern is the emergence of a national programme called Integrated Child Development Services Scheme in the year 1975, with a modest coverage of 33 projects in the country with one pilot project at T. Narsipur in Karnataka, which has been expanded to cover all the taluks in the State. The welfare of pregnant and nursing mothers and children below 6 years has acquired a   prime   place in the programme. 

OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHEME  

                  The main objectives of the scheme broadly are to :

Improve the nutritional and health status of children in the age group 0-6 years.

Lay the foundation for proper psychological, physical and social development of the child  

Reduce the incidence of mortality, morbidity, malnutrition and school drop-out.

Achieve effective co-ordination of policy and implementation amongst the various departments to promote child development; and to.

Enhance the capability of the mother to look after the normal health and nutritional needs of the child through proper nutrition and health education.

EXPANSION OF ICDS IN KARNATAKA   

             The Integrated Child Development Services Scheme was started in Karnataka on 2nd October 1975 with a pilot project at T.Narasipura in Mysore District with just 100 Anganwadi Centres.  Since then, the programme has been expanded to cover all   the revenue taluks and 10 urban areas in the state.  At present 185 projects are in operation covering all the 175 taluks and 10 urban areas.    

                            All  the 185 Integrated Child Development Services Scheme projects are now  operational under the Central Sector. 

                         The Profile of Projects and Anganwadis in Karnataka

 

Rural

Urban

Tribal

Total

ICDS PROJECTS:

 

 

 

 

Sanctioned

  166

  10

   9

  185

Operational

  166

  10

   9

  185

ANGANWADI CENTRES

 

 

 

 

Sanctioned

46369

1819

3426

51614

Functioning as on Mar. 2007

45940

1799

3411

51150

                  2646 additional Anganwadi centres and 405 mini-anganwadi centres sanctioned by the Government of India on 21st December 2006 will be operationlised during 2007-08.

TARGETED BENEFICIARIES

              The benefits of the scheme are provided to children  below 6  years,  pregnant women and nursing mothers  belonging  to   socially and economically disadvantaged families living in  backward  rural  and tribal areas, urban  slums and places where SC/ST/minority populations are concentrated. 

Physical target and coverage for 2006-07 

 

0-3  years children

3-6 years

children

Preg. women

Nursing mothers

Adole  scent      Girls

AWWs

AWHs

Total

11-18 yrs

Target

1633555

1593364

368905

368468

103228

51614

51614

4170748

Achieve-ment up to Mar 2007

1414804

1330807

315972

329171

86016

44912

47384

3569066

SERVICES UNDER ICDS

            The package of six services provided are -  

Supplementary Nutrition

Nutrition and Health Education for women.

Immunization

Health check up

Referral services

Non  formal preschool education

                   These services are delivered to all the eligible  beneficiaries through Anganwadi centre which is the  focal  point of  Integrated Child Development Services  scheme, between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.

a) SUPPLEMENTARY NUTRITION 

            Supplementary Nutrition programme  is provided in Anganwadi Centres to the eligible children below 6 years of age, pregnant women and nursing mothers and  2 adolescent  girls per centre in the age group of 11-18 years. This supplementary feeding is  in addition to what  they get at home with an intention to fill  the  gap  between  what is required in terms of calories, proteins, vitamins, minerals,  fats etc, and what is available through their  regular intake of food at home.   Each beneficiary is provided 300 calories of energy and  8-10 gms of protein as supplements, for a minimum of  300  days in a year.  For children in the age group 0-6 years supplementary nutrition is being given   at the cost of Rs. 2.00 per beneficiary  per day for  normal children  including  transportation charges w.e.f. 01.04.2006. In all ICDS projects severely malnourished children, adolescent girls, pregnant women, nursing mothers,  anganwadi workers  & helpers are provided food @  Rs.  3.00  per  beneficiary  per  day  for 300 days in a year.

               Milk bread is given to the beneficiaries of the two  urban  ICDS projects  of Bangalore city only. 

Present Intervention 

               Amylase Rich Energy food  is given to the  to the beneficiaries after mixing it with lukewarm water and made  into Laddus/ porridge . The composition of Amylase rich energy food  is  whole wheat (toasted), soya dhal (steamed), defatted  soya flour (toasted),  bengal gram  (toasted),  powdered sugar,  vitamins and minerals (premix) and malted ragi.                       

1.      0-3 children - Amylase Rich Energy  food  (AREF) prepared  by M/S. Christy Fried Gram Industries is supplied to 96 ICDS projects and in remaining districts local food is given.

2.      3-6 children - Amylase Rich Energy food is given for 2 days and rice based   local food for 4 days.

3.      for Pregnant  women and nursing mothers -  rice and   green gram are given as

      "take home" food  for four days  and AREF  for 2 days.

b) NUTRITION AND HEALTH EDUCATION

           With  a  view to create awareness  about  personal hygiene and   health  and to inculcate basic knowledge of nutritious food, child care to mothers in  ICDS areas, trained Supervisors/Anganwadi Workers,  ANMs/ LHVs jointly conduct Nutrition and Health Education Sessions with Audio Visual Aids.  Matters relating to   child care,  care  of pregnant women and nursing mothers,  dietary  needs, immunization,     supplementary    nutrition    for     children, better child bearing and  rearing practices,  sanitation/ hygiene,    etc are included in NHED.   Nutrition Camps  and  demonstrations  are  also conducted  by  the  Food  & Nutrition  Board, Government of   India.  Anganwadi   workers    and   Supervisors    are  trained in conducting nutrition camps by the  Food & Nutrition  Board.

c) IMMUNIZATION

            As per the immunization schedule, children are protected against 6 vaccine preventable diseases like  diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, poliomyelitis, pertusis, tuberculosis and measles.  Pregnant women are given Tetanus Toxoid and immunization is carried out with  the co-ordination of  Health department  

              The progress achieved under Immunization up to March 2006-07  is as  follows:

Annual Target

Achievement

 

Target

for

T.T.

 

Achievement

 

 

BCG, DPT, Polio and  Measles

BCG

DPT

Polio

 

Measles

949083

856029

247151

713172

835311

1053003

861112

d) HEALTH CHECK UP

     Health Check up  includes

ante-natal care of expectant mothers

post-natal care of nursing mothers and care of new born infants

care of children under six years of age especially 'at risk' children like those born with low birth weight/ congenital defects and severely  malnourished. 

           Jurisdictional Medical officers of  PHC/CHC/PHU  conduct health check up  of  all the children, pregnant women and nursing mothers coming to each anganwadi,  once  in  a quarter. Medicine kits are provided by the Department of Women and Child Development to anganwadi centres to  provide  primary health care of a simple nature.

e) REFERRAL SERVICES

            Severely malnourished  Children (Grade III and IV), pregnant  women and nursing  mothers  during the course of health check up, if necessary  are  referred for   treatment. to nearby government hospitals for specialized intervention.   Referral Slips are provided in each Anganwadi Centre.   Beneficiaries with  referral slips are  attended to on priority and follow up action is initiated  by Anganwadi Workers.  

f)    NON-FORMAL PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION

           " Integrated  Approach to pre-school Education"  has been introduced  in  the state  for children in the age group of 3-6 years who attend anganwadi centres in order to provide a  better linkage  between  primary schools and the Anganwadi  centres  and also  to achieve proper co-ordination between all those  involved in pre-school activities. An  exhaustive "Activity Bank"  with 100 stories/songs/ with colourful illustrations has been provided to each anganwadi center.

5. EXPENDITURE ON ICDS

     The Central Government bears the  entire administrative expenditure. The expenditure   towards supplementary nutrition is borne by the State Government and the central Government on 50: 50 basis.

                        Budgetary allocation  and  expenditure  2006-07  

                     I.  Administration Cost                        (Rs. in lakhs)

Description

 Central

 Funds

State funds for Additional Honorarium

Allocation

18960.74

5291.01

Expenditure

Up to end of Mar. 2007

14099.58

4311.65

 

            II.  Supplementary  Nutrition 

                                                                      (Rs. in lakhs)

    Description

Plan

Non Plan

Total

Allocation

11196.66

13039.26

242325.92

Expenditure (Up to end of Mar. 2007)

8244.41

10872.35

19116.76

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION 

       The fulcrum of Integrated Child Development Services Scheme is community awareness and participation. Community is assisting in the implementation of the scheme by providing buildings locally grown vegetables, fuel, organizing health check up, immunization and conducting health and nutrition education camps. In some  places the  community  has come forward to donate  toys,  uniforms, utensils and furniture also for use in  Anganwadi centres.    The participation from community has enhanced after setting up   Balavikas  Samithis in each of the  villages. Members of women self-help groups also assist in the implementation of the programme.  

MONITORING OF  ICDS PROGRAMME:

         Monthly and quarterly progress reports under the Integrated Child Development Services programme are being consolidated through NIC NET with  the  co-ordination of the National Informatics Centre, Bangalore.   

IMPACT OF ICDS  

            The Integrated Child Development Services Scheme has proved to be a very effective child survival scheme in the country and state as well. Infant Mortality Rate in Integrated Child Development Services areas has come down from 120/1000 live births in 1975 to 55/1000 in 2006. Likewise, the percentage of severely malnourished children has also come  down considerably. The community has fully accepted the programme and actively  participating  in the implementation. The School dropout rate has come down considerably. Elected representatives, local organizations and public have realized the importance  of  the Integrated Child Development Services scheme.

 

ICDS TRAINING PROGRAMME

 

            The training component of the Integrated Child Development Services Programme has now been recognized as the most important key to achieve the  aims  and objectives  of Integrated Child Development Services scheme with the ultimate  aim of moulding the  functionaries into "Agents of social and behavioural change.".

 

            The Southern Regional  Centre of  the  National  Institute of  Public  Co-operation  and  Child Development  (NIPCCD)  located  at  Bangalore  is  an  apex  body catering   to   the  training  needs of    senior   level    Integrated Child Development Services functionaries  like Deputy Directors/Programme Officers/ CDPOs/ACDPOs etc., besides undertaking Research and Evaluation studies.              .

 

            At present there is one Middle Level Training Centre  (MLTC) at Ujire(Dakshina Kannada)   which  is catering to the training needs of  ICDS supervisors.    The state has 19 Anganwadi Workers Training Centres (AWTCs) which are  run by  NGOs for training  anganawadi workers and  helpers.  The  rates of honorarium as well as course grants as per GOI guidelines  have been sanctioned by the State Government to  implement  various  training programmes.   

 

              During 2006-07 an  amount of    Rs 216.29 lakhs was  released and Rs. 196.73 lakhs was incurred under the ICDS training programme to train 595 supervisors, 6658 Anganwadi Workers and 8595 Anganwadi Helpers  (Job/Refresher training /orientation training). 

 

i) STATE TRAINING TASK FORCE   (STTF)

 

             For  regular  monitoring and evaluation  of the   training component  of  Integrated Child Development Services scheme, the state Government has constituted the State  Training   Task  Force.                            

            

           The  basic function of this Task Force is to integrate and  co-ordinate  all  aspects  of ICDS training at  all  levels  and  to recommend changes in the curriculum, strategies and  methodology.  The  ultimate goal is to reorient and re-utilise ICDS training  to turn it into a dynamic, responsive and human resource development programme.

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CONSTRUCTION OF ANGANWADI BUILDINGS

 

                Out of 51150 Anganwadi centres functioning in the State, 29020 anganwadi centres have their own buildings. The remaining centres are functioning in rented buildings, temples, community halls, etc. Zilla Panchayats have been requested to take up construction of buildings on a priority basis.   

 

i) DEPARTMENTAL CONTRIBUTION:

            

The department contributes an amount of Rs.50,000/- per building and the remaining amount is met out of funds of various schemes under  Zilla Panchayath or public contribution.  During the year 2006-07 an allocation of Rs. 173.55 lakhs was made,  and expenditure of Rs. 168.20 lakhs was incurred.

 

ii)   NABARD ASSISTANCE :

 

          During 2006-07 an amount of Rs.800.00 lakhs was initially  allocated for this purpose. Subsequently additional amount of Rs 900.00 lakhs was provided. The proposal to construct 692 buildings has been approved by  NABARD  along  with a sanction of        Rs. 1445.76 lakhs as loan.  The construction of these buildings will be taken  up during 2007-08 .

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NUTRITION PROGRAMME FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS (NPAG)

 

          Nutrition programme for adolescent girls (NPAG) is a Government of India scheme through which  special nutrition  is provided to  adolescent girls from families living below poverty line.   Two backward districts of Karnataka i.e. Kolar and  Gulbarga have been  selected  for  implementing this programme on  an  experimental basis. An amount of  Rs.516.40 lakhs was earmarked as "additional central assistance". Out of this, an amount of  Rs. 234.15 lakhs to Kolar district and Rs. 282.25 lakhs to Gulburga district has been released during March 2005-06. For the year 2006-07 an amount of Rs. 259.55 lakhs to Kolar district and Rs. 268 .15 lakhs to Gulburga  district has been released.

 

           Under this Scheme, Adolescent girls who weigh less than 35  kg are identified  and 6 kgs of rice is distributed every month through fair price shops to identified card holders. 65833 adolescent girls in Kolar district and 66399 adolescent girls in Gulbarga district  have availed this benefit during the year 2006-07. 

 

KISHORI SHAKTI YOJANA

 

Kishori Shakti Yojana was being implemented in 38 ICDS blocks in the state from  2001-02 and during 2005-06  the scheme was extended to cover all the 185 ICDS blocks in the state. Under KSY, 180 Adolescent Girls in the block are given 5-days residential training from funds released exclusively for the scheme and supplementary Nutrition is being provided  to 2 adolescent girls in  each anganwadi centre. During the current year, all the Deputy Directors have been given one days orientation training regarding Taluk level Trainers Training and the implementation of KSY.  Taluk level TOT members conduct the 5-days residential training for adolescent girls.

 

             An amount of Rs. 203.50 lakhs is provided in the budget for the year and up to the end of  March 2007 an amount of Rs. 138.165 lakhs  was spent.

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BHAGYALAKSHMI

 

Objective  As per  2001 census, the sex ratio in Karnataka is 964 females to 1000 males.  Though this is better than the national average, the current situation is strong argument for according higher value to the life of a girl child.  There are several socio economic reasons for the 'strong preference for a male pregnancy' that is seen to be present in society at large which adversely affects the girl child's access to nutrition, health care and education and her overall development.

 

                 In order to show the state government's concern for the girl child and change society's attitudes towards her, and promote birth of girl children in below poverty line families, a new welfare scheme called Bhagyalakshmi was launched during the year.

 

Eligibility This scheme is restricted to two girl children born after 31.03.2006 in BPL families. This benefit will be available if the father or mother of the beneficiary girl has undergone terminal family planning methods so that the total number of children of the BPL family does not exceed three in the said family.

 

                         In order to be eligible for the maturity amount, it is compulsory that the beneficiary completes 8th standard and she should not have been married off before she reaches the age of 18.  Otherwise, the maturity amount will be forfeited.  If the beneficiary dies within 18 years, the amount will be forfeited.

 

Pattern of Assistance Certain interim payments such as annual scholarships and insurance benefits will be made available to the beneficiary on continued fulfillment of the eligibility criteria outlined in the scheme. The annual scholarship slab is as given below:

                   

Class

Amount of Annual Scholarship

I - III

Rs.300/- per annum

for each class

IV

Rs.  500/-

V

Rs.  600/-

VI - VII

Rs.  700/-

VIII

Rs.  800/-

IX - X

Rs.1,000/-

 

When the girl child is enrolled after due verification by the Dept., each  girl child will be given an amount of Rs. 10,000/- deposited in her name in fixed deposit.  The amount deposited in the financial institution will be maximized and paid along with interest to the beneficiary on her attainment of 18 years.

 

             During the year 2006-07 Rs. 234 crores had been earmarked to cover 2.30 lakh beneficiaries under the scheme.

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ANGANWADI WORKERS AND HELPERS DEATH/ MEDICAL RELIEF FUND

            

               The Government of Karnataka   has launched this scheme during 2002-03. to provide financial assistance to the families of  Anganwadi workers and helpers who die while in service and medical expenses to those workers/helpers suffering from serious illnesses like cancer, heart diseases and  renal problems.  Anganwadi workers and helpers who have completed a minimum of one year service are eligible for reimbursement up to  Rs 20,000/-  in case of anganwadi workers and Rs. 10,000/-  in case of anganwadi helpers   During 2006-07  families of 72 anganwadi workers and 138 helpers have been provided financial assistance at a cost of Rs. 28.19 lakhs.

 

ATTENDANCE SCHOLARSHIP FOR GIRLS FROM RURAL AREAS

 

Objectives To encourage girls from rural areas  to pursue their education and improve their educational level. and also to  prevent school  drop outs among rural  girls.

 

Eligibility A girl child who hails from educationally backward districts like Chamarajanagar, Bijapur, Bagalkot,  Raichur, Bidar, Koppal, Gulbarga  and Bellary wit a minimum 80% attendance in previous class and   successful completion of examination is  eligible for scholarship subject to the conditions that she  must be  a resident of a  village with a population of less than   20,000 and the  family income must  be as  per IRDP norms. In  10 districts only renewal of old  cases  is  done and no fresh sanctions given. 

   

Pattern of   assistance   Each girl student will get  scholarship for 10 months at the following   rates :

                           

                                5th to 7th Std     - Rs. 25/- p.m.

                                8th to 10th Std.  - Rs. 50/- p.m.    

 

      During the year 2006-07, an  amount of Rs 110.44 lakhs was provided , of which an expenditure of Rs.98.70 lakhs  was incurred to extend the benefit to 28207 eligible girls. An amount of Rs. 123.78 lakhs is allocated for the year 2007-08. The scheme is being implemented in 18 districts.

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SCHEME FOR WELFARE OF CHILDREN IN NEED OF CARE AND PROTECTION 

 

 

Objective  To provide care,  protection  and  near family  atmosphere for orphan and destitute children and to provide food, clothing, shelter, education,  vocational training,  medical and recreational facilities. 

 

Eligibility  Registered  voluntary organizations working in  the  field of   child welfare for   at least 3 years  are  eligible to get grant-in-aid  for a unit of 25 children. Orphan Children or children from   single   parent  families below 18 years of age (boys and girls). Family income should be less than Rs.6,000/-  p.a. Income certificate from Tahsildars to be  obtained.

 

Pattern of   assistance  Maintenance  grant  of  Rs.400/- per month   per   child,   Rent of  Rs.50/- p.m.  per  child is provided where the cottage is housed  in rented   building.  Construction grant of  Rs.10,000/ per child     for construction and   the non- recurring  grant of Rs.500/- per   child   for  starting the destitute cottage is provided. 90% of  the estimated  cost is met by State govt and 10%  by the organization.

 

                During the year 2006-07, an amount of Rs 378.54  lakhs  was allocated  and an expenditure of Rs. 338.98 lakhs was incurred to provide grant in aid to 315  destitute cottages.  A budgetary allocation of Rs 393.94 lakhs is made during 2007-08.

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SCHEME OF ASSISTANCE TO VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS FOR CRÈCHES  FOR  CHILDREN OF  WORKING MOTHERS

 

Objective   To  provide  day  care  services  for children  of working mothers between  the age group of 0-3  years for a better  and  safe  environment and to  ensure a healthy growth  and there  by lower the mortality  rate.   Services provided are health care, supplementary  nutrition, sleeping  facilities, immunization, play and  recreation for the  children.

 

Eligibility  Registered voluntary organization with suitable  building   is  eligible for  financial  assistance from the Govt.  The  children of working women in the rural areas who are engaged in agriculture   and other  occupations are  benefited.   Universities  and Stree  Shakti SHGs can also avail the assistance under the scheme.   

                      

Pattern of    assistance 90% of the schematic expenditure will be met by  State Govt.,and 10% will  be  borne  by  the  voluntary  organizations.  The     grants will be  released  in  two installments.  The financial assistance available is as  follows:                                                                                                                                      

                        

                                       1. Recurring Cost                              -    Rs. 43080.00

                                       2. Supplementary Nutrition Cost      -    Rs. 37,500.00

                                           @ Rs.5/- per person per day

                                       3. Non recurring costs                       -    Rs.  4,000.00

 

                 During 2006-07  an amount of Rs.  55.81 lakhs was allocated, of which Rs.63.53  lakhs was spent to run 347 crèches. An amount of Rs 65.99 lakhs is allocated for the year 2007-08.


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SCHEME FOR  COMBATING  TRAFFICKING OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN

 

            Trafficking  of women and children has been increasing in an alarming rate.  This evil has to be inevitably  tackled at local levels.  It is the duty of the civilized society to  prevent this and rehabilitate  women and children who are being trafficked. In order to contain this organized menace, the department felt the need to create awareness  at district, taluk and village level.  The new scheme was sanctioned during 2006-07.

 

           Committees have been constituted at state level, district level, taluk level and grama panchayat level. In order to see that these committees at the grass root level function in a proper manner it was felt that these  members of the committees are to be sensitized. 

 

          Accordingly   training  programmes were  conducted to create awareness regarding the issue among these committee members at taluk and Grama Panchayat level and also  one day awareness programme for the general public through Jathas, ralleys, street plays etc.  were organized at taluk level.

 

          During 2006-07, an amount of Rs. 15.00 lakhs was allocated.  Training for 4280 Gram Panchayat members, 1640 Taluk level members were organized  and  awareness camps for general public in 164  blocks.

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HOYSALA AND KELADI  CHENNAMMA  BRAVERY AWARDS

 

             The  new scheme of giving bravery awards to  children both boys and girls  in the age group of 6-15 years  who have shown exemplary  courage in saving the life of others was accorded sanction during 2006-07.  Two boys from each district are identified under Hoysala Award and two girls are identified under Keladi Chennamma Award.  It carries a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- and a citation.  These children are also given scholarship of Rs.2000/- till their schooling. 

 

            An amount of  Rs.100 lakhs was provided during 06-07 and Rs.0.85 lakhs was  utilized for giving awards to 7 brave children.

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR  CHILDREN  ESPECIALLY UNDER DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES

 

           Under the scheme  financial assistance is extended to the children of ex-Devadasis, ex-prostitutes and prisoners and to the children of women who are the victims of atrocities, for continuing education the financial assistance will be given to the girls till the age of 20 and boys till the age of 18.  The details of the financial assistance provided under the scheme is as follows:

 

1.  I and II std. Rs.50/- for ten months (Children of  Devadasis and children of women victims of atrocities only)

2.  III and IV std. Rs. 75/- for ten months

    (Children of Devadasis and children of women who are the victim of atrocities only)

3.  V to VII  std. Rs. 100/- p.m. for 10 months.

4.  VIII to X  Std.  Rs. 150/- p.m. for  10 months

5.   X Std. onwards Rs. 300/- p.m. for 10 months.

            The school Headmaster should certify that the student has passed in the previous class and is continuing the education.

   

             Rs. 17.00 lakhs was  provided and 1622 children were given the benefit.

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STATE AWARDS IN THE FIELD OF CHILD WELFARE

 

             On  the  lines of the National Awards instituted  by  the Government  of India as a part of International Year of   the Child in  1979,  the State  Government   has  instituted State Awards  for  the best  work done in the  field of   child  welfare  in the past  5 years. Two  awards  are  conferred  to institutions and  one award to an individual.

 

I Award       :  To an institution engaged in the  field  of   child welfare, cash  award of Rs.         1,00,000/- and a citation.

 

II  Award     : To an institution engaged in the field  of child welfare,  cash award of Rs. 1,00,000/- and a citation.

                                               

Individual Award    :   To an individual who has done best work in the  field  of child welfare, cash award  of  Rs. 50,000/-  and  a citation.

            During the year 2006-07  two  institutions and one individual were honoured  for their yeomen service in the field of child welfare. Exceptional Awards in the field of  academy, culture, art and sports were given to 8 children besides bravery award to 6 children. 3 Anganwadi Workers  who rendered exceptional service for the welfare of children were also given awards.  An amount of  Rs. 4.12 lakhs was  spent during the year 2006-07.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA SCHEMES:

 

SCHEME FOR WELFARE OF WORKING CHILDREN IN NEED OF CARE AND   PROTECTION:

 

Objective Provision of opportunities including non-formal education, vocational training, etc to working children to facilitate their entry/re-entry into the mainstream of education in cases where they have either not attended any learning system or where for some reasons their education has been discontinued with a view to preventing their continued or future exploitation.

 

Target Group  The programme will lend support to projects in urban areas not already being covered by the existing schemes of Ministry of Labour, which provide support for the whole development of child workers and potential child workers especially those who have none or ineffective family support such as children of slum/pavement dwellers/drug addicts, children living on railway platforms, children working in shops, dhaba, children engaged as domestic workers, children whose parents are in jail, children of migrant labourers, sex workers, leprosy patients etc.

 

Eligibility  Non-Governmental Organizations meeting the following requirements are eligible for the assistance under this programme.

 

It is a registered body under an appropriate act for at least two years so that it gets a corporate status and a legal personality and a group of liability for its activities.

It has an appropriate administrative structure and a duly constituted managing/executive committee.

Aims and objectives of Organization's Memorandum of Association should include the basic objectives of this scheme namely the welfare of child.

Pattern of Assistance 90% of the cost will be borne by Govt. of India and 10% will be 

 met by the concerned voluntary organization. 

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SCHEME OF ASSISTANCE TO VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION TO COMBAT TRAFFICKING OF CHILDREN FOR COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

 

Objective  This project aims to test the efficacy of certain approaches and methods to combat sexual abuse of children and rehabilitate them.

 

Eligibility  NGO working for the cause must be a registered Voluntary Organization possessing by law Infrastructure facilities, Board of Management and possess the pattern of staff, specified as per guidelines. Project area for A specific red light area of a city or town, a village in a source assistance : district.

 

Components

 

Net working with law enforcement agencies, rescue operation, the project : temporary shelter for the victim, repatriation to home town, prosecution. Total cost of the project : 8.23 lakhs

Community empowerment - awareness generation and social alertness, poverty alleviation schemes, micro credit schemes through women's groups and self help groups, involvement of Panchayati Raj institutions. Girl child empowerment would cater to education and training. 2 types of project . Total cost of the project : Rs 6.77 lakhs for rural and Rs 7.01 for urban

 

Pattern of   assistance Period of the project is specified for a period of one year. The Scheme has three patterns under three different project titles namely pilot project to combat trafficking of women and children in destination areas, source area and to overcome commercial sexual exploitation.

 

Scheme being implemented by   Basava Karya Samiti in Bidar, Maitri and Kids Association in Dharwad are implementing the programmes to combat trafficking of women and children in Karnataka.

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NATIONAL AWARD FOR INDIVIDUALS AND INSTITUTIONS

 

        Government  of India has instituted this award to recognize voluntary efforts of individuals/institutions rendering services in the field of child welfare and development. Five institutional awards of Rs. 3 lakh each and three individual awards of Rs. 1 lakh each   and a  citation is  given.

 

         The awards will be given to institutions and individuals who have rendered outstanding services in the field of child welfare for a period of 5 years.  The committee constituted by the state government will select and recommend the names to Government of  India.

 

NATIONAL AWARD TO CHILDREN  FOR EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

 

          Government of India   has instituted the award to be given to children with exceptional abilities and who have shown  outstanding achievement in any field such as academics, arts, culture and sports.  Children between the age group of 4-15 years will be selected for this award. The National Award consists of a Gold Medal, Rs.20,000/- cash and citation for one child.  In addition to this, a Silver Medal with a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- and citation is given for one child per State. 

  

The committee constituted  by the state government will select and recommend such exceptional children to government of India.  The selected children will be declared and awarded by Government of India.

 

RAJIV GANDHI MANAV SEVA AWARD

 

            Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award identifies an individual  who has made outstanding contribution while rendering services for children for a period of 10 years.  Service in the field of child welfare including the care of children with disabilities will be considered.  The name of the selected individual will be announced on the birthday of  late Sri. Rajiv Gandhi i.e., on 20th August every year.  The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000 and a citation.  The committee constituted  by the State government  select and recommend the names to  Government of  India.

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