The Ministry of Women & Child Development has undertaken important schematic interventions to address issues of women and children, the Ministry to enable access to justice and attendant services. One Stop Centre (OSC) and Women Helpline scheme have been sanctioned to provide integrated support, assistance and 24 hours immediate and emergency response to women affected by violence. Both the schemes are being implemented since 1st April, 2015. Swadhar Greh Scheme has been formulated by merging Swadhar Scheme and Short Stay Homes of the Ministry, is for rehabilitation of women in difficult circumstances. The revised financial norms are effective from 1.1.2016.
To address the issues of declining Child Sex Ratio as disempowerment of women on a life cycle continuum, Government has launched Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme in January 2015 with multisectoral interventions also involving Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Human Resource Development. Advocacy and awareness has also been taken up.
The overall objective of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme is to improve declining Child Sex Ratio in the country and create an enabling environment for the education of girl child and this requires long-term attitudinal change. The scheme is being implemented through the State Government/UT Administration. The BBBP Scheme has just completed its one year of implementation and the Scheme has been received well. In the last one year, several local innovative interventions have been demonstrated by the Districts. This has resulted in increased awareness, sensitization and conscience building around the issue of declining CSR in the public domain. Funds amounting to Rs. 63.67 Cr. were released during the financial year 2015-16 under the scheme.