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Programmes for Child Welfare and Development

Scheme / Component

Brief Description

Eligibility / Target Beneficiary

ICDS – Immunisation

This service is delivered through the public health infrastructure under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as part of the Reproductive Child Health (RCH) Programme. As part of this service, children below the age of 3 are to be administered vaccines for the protection from six killer diseases - Poliomyelitis, Diphtheria, Whooping Cough, Tetanus, Tuberculosis and Measles.

Children below the age of three

ICDS – Supplementary Nutrition Programme

The Supplementary Nutrition Programme aims to provide supplementary feeding and growth monitoring, preventive action against vitamin A deficiency and control of nutritional anaemia to the beneficiary group including children below six years. The programme aims to provide supplementary feeding for 300 days in a year to children in the age group of 3-6 years at the Anganwadi Centre in order to bridge the nutrition gap between the recommended dietary allowance and actual average dietary intake in the beneficiaries. Children below the age of three (6 months – 3 years) are provided take home rations once a month.

Children below the age of six

ICDS – Non formal Pre School Education (PSE)

Preschool Education (PSE) in ICDS is a child-centred programme for 3 to 6 years old children which follows the play way activity approach using toys, play equipments etc. PSE focuses on holistic development of the child and provides a stimulating play environment for his/her physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development. The service is provided at the Anganwadi Centre.

All children between the age of 3 to 6 years

ICDS – Health &

Referral Services

Under the ICDS scheme, the Anganwadi Worker is expected to refer children and women who need immediate medical care to the nearest Sub-centre, PHC or Hospital using a prescribed Referral Slip. Referral Services include provision of immediate medical care according to the seriousness of disease as well as follow-up care of treated cases. Health Department will provide transportation facilities for the patients in case it is not available or the family is not able to afford it

Children below the age of six

ICDS – Health Check-up

Regular health check ups are conducted by the Officer in-charge of the PHC once every quarter and by the ANM in-charge of the Sub-centre each month under the RCH programme of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GoI. The check-ups are conducted at the Anganwadi centre (AWC) The service covers healthcare for children below 6 years. During the check up, special attention is provided to ‘at risk’ children and regular growth monitoring is conducted through the maintenance of growth charts for all children, to monitor the child’s development as per milestones. The universal immunisation and administration of Vitamin A dose as per schedule is also monitored.

Children below the age of six

ICDS – Medical expenses for severely malnourished children

In order to address and reduce malnutrition among children, Rs. 750/- per year is provided to each severely malnourished child to meet the medical expenses towards therapeutic nutrition and medicines etc.

Children below the age of six who are severely malnourished


This scheme has been launched by the state government with an objective to promote the birth of girl children in below poverty families and to raise the status of the girl child.

Benefits under the scheme are 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.

Enrolment is allowed up to one year of the birth of child on production of birth certificate. After enrolment and due verification by the department an amount of Rs. 19,300/- will be deposited with the financial institution in the name of the first girl beneficiary and Rs. 18,350/- in the name of the second girl beneficiary of the same family. On attainment of 18 years of age, the first girl beneficiary of the family who fulfils the conditions of the scheme will get a maturity amount of Rs. 1,00,097/- and the second girl beneficiary will get Rs. 1,00,052/-.

The scheme was partly modified during August 2008 and is applicable to all children born on or after 01/08/2008.

 The scheme is implemented in collaboration with the Life Insurance Corporation of India.

This scheme is restricted to 2 girl children born after 31.03.2006 in BPL families. The child should

a. Be fully immunized

b. Be enrolled in the Anganwadi centre

c. Take admission in a school recognized by the Education Department.

d. Not become a child labour

e. Not marry until the age of 18 years

Attendance Scholarship For Girls From

Rural Areas

This scheme aims 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 and is implemented through Zilla Panchayats.

An amount of Rs.25/- p.m. for 10 months is given to girls studying in 5th to 7th standard and Rs. 50/- p.m. to girls studying in 8th to 10th standard. The scholarship is linked to a minimum of 80% attendance and successful completion of examinations.

Girls from rural areas Family income of girl must be < Rs.10,000/- p.a. She must be a resident of village with a population < 20,000

Scheme for the welfare of children In need of care and protection

This scheme aims 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. Financial assistance is given to registered voluntary organisations working in the field of child welfare for at least 3 years to run a destitute cottage for the care and maintenance of destitute children with a unit of 25 children.

Amount to the extent of 90% of the schematic pattern is sanctioned by government and the remaining 10% is borne by the organisation. The organisation is eligible for maintenance grant at the rate of Rs.400/-p.m. per child (including the salary of the staff approved in the scheme) and rent at the rate of Rs.50/- p.m. per child.

Orphan and destitute children through NGOs

Scheme Of Assistance To Voluntary Organizations for Crèches for children of Working Mothers

This scheme aims to provide day care services for children of working mothers between the age group of 0-3 years. Assistance is provided through Zilla Panchayats to Mahila Mandals and voluntary organisations to start crèches for children of working women engaged in agriculture and other occupations in rural areas. Services provided are health care, supplementary nutrition, sleeping facilities, Immunisation, play & recreation for the children.

273 crèches are currently in operation in the state

Children of working mothers between the age group of 0-3 years through NGOs

Scheme For Welfare Of Working Children In Need Of Care And Protection

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.

Working children, especially in projects in urban areas not already being covered by the existing schemes of Ministry of Labour (GoI), who have none or ineffective family support

Inegrated Programme for Street children

To provide integratedcommunity based noninstitutional servi cesfor the care protection and developmentof street children facing destitution, neglect abuse and exploitation. 90 % of the grant is met by GOi and 10 % by the organisation.


Scheme for prevention of trafficking in women and children

The objective of the scheme is to create awareness at the district, taluk and village levels regarding trafficking in women and children. Anti-trafficking Committees have been constituted at, district, taluk and grama panchayat level to take necessary measures for prevention, rescue, care protection and rehabilitation to the victims of trafficking. In order to sensitise the committees regarding the issue of trafficking at the grass root level training programmes are conducted to create awareness among these members at taluk and grama panchayat level. Awareness programmes through jathas, rallies, street plays etc. are organised at taluk level for the general public

Community – to generate awareness of issues related to trafficking

Ujjawala - Scheme for Prevention of Trafficking and Rescue, Rehabilitation and Re-integration of Victims of Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation (GoI)

To prevent trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation through social mobilization and involvement of local communities, awareness generation programmes, generate public discourse through workshops/seminars and such events and any other innovative activity.

To facilitate rescue of victims from the place of their exploitation and place them in safe custody.

To provide rehabilitation services both immediate and long-term to the victims by providing basic amenities/needs such as shelter, food, clothing, medical treatment including counselling, legal aid and guidance and vocational training.

Women and Child victims and vulnerable to trafficking and sexual abuse for commercial sex exploitation

Hoysala Keladi Chennamma Bravery award and Children's day celebrations

Children who have shown exemplary courage in rescuing the life of others are instituted bravery awards on the occasion of Children's day on 14th November every year. Awards are also given by the state government to institutions and individuals working in the field of child welfare


Individuals and Institutions working in child welfare






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