Many welfare schemes for women are implemented by Government of India, State Governments and Union Territory Administrations. The details of major schemes under implementation by Ministry of Women and Child Development for the welfare of women are as under :
i. RAJIV GANDHI NATIONAL CRECHE SCHEME FOR THE CHILDREN OF WORKING
MOTHERS (RGNCS) provides day care facilities to the children in the age
group 0-6 years from families with monthly income of less than 12000/-.
In addition to being a safe space for the children, the crèches provide
services such as supplementary nutrition, pre-school education and
emergency health care, etc.
ii. CENTRAL SOCIAL WELFARE BOARD: The main women welfare related
schemes and programmes being implemented by CSWB are family counselling
centres, awareness generation programme and condensed courses of
education for women.
iii. NATIONAL MISSION FOR EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN (NMEW) is an initiative
of the Government of India for empowering women holistically. It is a
Centrally Sponsored Scheme sanctioned in April 2011 and acts as an
umbrella Mission with a mandate to strengthen inter-sectoral
iv. WORKING WOMEN’S HOSTEL (WWH) Scheme envisages provision of safe and
affordable hostel accommodation to working women, single working women,
women working at places away from their home-towns and for women being
trained for employment.
v. SUPPORT TO TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMME (STEP) for Women was
launched as a Central Sector Scheme during 1986-87. It aims at making a
significant impact on women by upgrading skills for self and wage
employment. The target group includes the marginalized assetless rural
women and urban poor.
vi. RASHTRIYA MAHILA KOSH (RMK) with a corpus of Rs.100 crore extends
micro-finance services to bring about the socio-economic upliftment of
vii. INDIRA GANDHI MATRITVA SAHYOG YOJANA (IGMSY) is a Conditional Cash
Transfer scheme for pregnant and lactating (P&L) women introduced
in the October 2010 to contribute to better enabling environment by
providing cash incentives for improved health and nutrition to pregnant
and nursing mothers.
viii. SWADHAR SCHEME: The Ministry of Women and Child Development had
been administering Swadhar scheme since 2001 for Women in difficult
circumstances. Under the Scheme, temporary accommodation, maintenance
and rehabilitative services are provided to women and girls rendered
homeless due to family discord, crime, violence, mental stress, social
ostracism. Another scheme with similar objectives/target groups namely
Short Stay Home (SSH) is being implemented by Central Social Welfare
ix. UJJAWALA is a comprehensive scheme for prevention of trafficking
and rescue, rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of trafficking
for commercial sexual exploitation.