LADLI :
 ( A new scheme for the girl child)

                    The objective of the scheme is to raise the status of the girl child in the family and in the society and to change the mindsets of the people for proper rearing of the girl children  and providing them the right to birth and the right to survival. With the prevalence of sex determination tests and female foeticide, the sex ratio of females in the State has declined considerably, which is 861 females per 1000 males as per 2001 census. In order to combat the menace of female foeticide, improve the declining sex ratio of females and increase the number of girls in the families, a new sceme Ladli is being launched w.e.f. 20-8-2005

 What is Ladli Scheme ?

  Under the scheme all parents residents of Haryana or 
  having Haryana domocile will be provided financial
  incentive @ Rs. 5000/- per year for upto five years
  whose second girl child is born on or after 20th
  August,2005 irrespective of their caste, creed,
  religion, income or number of sons.

     Financial Assistance under the Scheme :

  Under the scheme Rs. 5000/- per family per year will be given to the parents on the birth of
    their second daughter born on  or after 20th August,2005 for five years.
  This money will be invested in Kisan Vikas Patras in the joint name of 2nd girl child and the
    mother. In case mother is not alive then this money will be deposited in the joint name of 2nd
    girl child and the father. If both the parents are not alive then this money will be deposited in
    the joint name of the 2nd girl child and the guardian. 
  In case of twin daughters, the incentive will start with immediate effect.
  The first instalment will be released within one month of the birth of 2nd girl child. Successive
     instalments will be released on the birthday of second daughter every year.
  In case of death of either of the girls, the incentive will stop with immediate effect. However,
    the same can be restored from the date it was discontinued on birth of another girl child.
The accumulated amount will be released after the 2nd girl child attains the age of 18 years.

  Eligibility Criteria :

  Under the scheme all parents residents of Haryana or having Haryana domocile will be entitled
    for financial assistance provided there is at least one alive real sister of the 2nd girl child in the
    family.  
  At least one of the parents alongwith the girl children should be residing in Haryana.
  The birth of both the girl children should be registered.  
  The parents should ensure proper immunization of both the girl children and immunization
     record ( as per age of the girl children) may be produced at the time of receiving each
     payment.
  Both sisters should be enrolled in school/Anganwadi centre as per their age.  
  If the parents of the second girl child, born on or after 20th August,2005 are receiving benefit
    under any other scheme like Balika Samridhi Yojna etc. they will still be entitled to benefit
   under this scheme.

   Area of Operation of the Scheme :

  Ladli Yojna will be implemented in both rural and urban areas in  the whole State of Haryana.

  Application for getting the benefit :

To obtain benefit under the scheme, the mother/father/guardian will have to apply on the prescribed proforma. The application form will be available in Anganwadi Centres or in the offices of Child Development Project Officers in rural and urban areas free of cost and in urban areas where ICDS scheme does not exist, the application forms will be available in the offices of Civil Surgeons. The filled in application will be deposited with the Anganwadi Workers and Health staff of the concerned areas. The applicant will have to submit a certified copy of the birth certificate of the 2nd girl child  issued by the competemt authority with the application.

The Govt.  will purchase Kisan Vikas Patras in the joint name of the 2nd girl child and mother/father/guardian.
investment 
is to be made under Group Scheme Ladli- LIC of India. 

During the year 2007-08 49558 beneficiaries have been benefitted by incurring expenditure of Rs. 2501.18 lacs against
budget provision of Rs. 2100.00 lacs.

    Application Form                                        Download

 

:: LADLI RULES ::

 

    Ladli Rules (English version)                    Download

    Ladli Rules  (Hindi version)                      Download

   

   Districtwise Monthly Progress Report Under Ladli scheme                          Download

 

   Improving Infant & Young Child feeding in Haryana

            Malnutrition, poor maternal and adolescent nutrition, gender discrimination are major problems which require immediate attention and addressed to as every fourth infant born in India has Low Birth Weight & every second child is malnourished, reflecting inadequate caring practices related to health,  hygiene, infant and young child feeding, care of  girls and women.

         According to NFHS-II, in Haryana breastfeeding within one hour was initiated by 11.7 percent of infants which reaches 31.1% within 24 hour period.  Also 76.5% mothers squeeze their first milk from breast and only 47.2% infants of 0-3 months are exclusively breastfed.  Breastfeeding is a critical entry point for ensuring children’s rights to grow and develop to their full potential.  

          In a study conducted by IBFAN, it has been revealed that universal exclusive breast feeding for the first six months is the single most effective child survival intervention - it reduces under –5 mortality by 13%.   Further, complementary feeding along with breast feeding upto 2 years prevents deaths by 6%.

         Position of optimal infant and young child feeding practices is crucial for preventing malnutrition, infant  mortality and for promoting integrated early child development for which the scheme for Improving Infant and Young Child Feeding is proposed with the following objectives:

       I.  to assess the status of infant and young child feeding practices in Haryana State.

      II.  to give training to grass root level ICDS functionaries on Infant and young child feeding practices
           to achieve the goals set at 10th Five Year Plan for Haryana.

  •  improve the initiation of breastfeeding within one hour to 37.0 percent from the current level of 11.7 percent  

  •  improve exclusive breastfeeding during 0-6 months to 68.4 percent from 47.2 percent (at 0-3 months)  

  • improve complementary feeding figures from the current level of 41.8 percent to 93.6 percent.  

 

::  Action Plan  ::

  Phase-I

                Baseline survey of 17 districts (as data for district Rohtak & Sonepat is already available) for assessing infant & young child feeding and analysis practices   by   interviewing mothers and families of infants between the ages of 0-1 year through BPNI.

  Phase-II

a)   Training to Master Trainers (5 Master Trainers per district from CDPOs, Supervisors and
      Principal Anganwadi Training Centres. and 3 Supervisors from each district). 

b)   Imparting training to Anganwadi Workers on Infant & Young Child Feeding practices &
      counseling for caring through Breast Feeding Promotion Network of India (BFPNI).

c)   Development of IEC material on Breastfeeding with help of BPNI and Food and Nutrition
      Board (FNB) etc.

   Phase-III

                 Counseling of pregnant and nursing mothers/newly married women/ grand mothers etc. through trained ICDS functionaries.  Anganwadi Centres can be declared as counseling centre.  Mother’s Day on every Saturday can be used for counseling and door to door counseling will also be ensured during home visits. 
                For creating awareness among community Information Education & Communication /publicity material well be developed and distributed to the mothers during counseling sessions.  

 

     :: Budget Estimate  ::

     (I)   Survey:

To assess the infant and young child feeding practices, survey will be carried out in 17 districts through BPNI / NGO @ Rs.20,000/- per district.

Rs.3.40 lacs

 

    (II)  Training :

        (a)  Training of Master Trainers in 4 batches of 25 each for 3-4 days duration (5 Master Trainers per district which can be CDPOs / Supervisors/ Principals / Instructors of MLTC and AWTCs ).

          (b) Trainings to 13546 Anganwadi Workers in batches of 30 for 3 days duration.

                 No. to be trained                                              =      13546 Workers
                 Total Batches for AWWs                                   =       452 
                 Total cost of training @ 30,000/- per batch      =       Rs. 136.80 lacs for 456 batches

 

 :: Year-wise budget proposal for training :: 

Year

Particular

Amount
(Rs. in lacs)

2006-2007

Training of Anganwadi workers (306 batches)

91.80  lacs

 

 

TOTAL

136.80 lacs

 

    (III)   Information Extension and Communication :

Particular

Amount
(Rs. in lacs)

Cost of IEC material @ Rs. 10,000 per ICDS project for 116 block

11.60

 

 

Total for 2005-06 (3 lacs+ 45 lac + 11.60 lacs)

(Survey + Training + IEC material)

60.00

Total for 2006-07

91.80

Grand Total

151.80

:: Year-wise Achievement under IYCF scheme  ::

Year

Achievement

Expenditure (Rs. In Lacs)

2005-06

 

 

(i)                Survey

Survey conducted in districts @ Rs. 20,000/-

 

17 Distt.

 

3.06 lacs

(ii)                Training

                    Training to Master Trainees in 4 batches of 25each. (CDPO/Supervisor/ Principal instructors of MLTC/AWTC)

    Training to AWW  146 batches of 30 per batch.

 

95

 

 

 

 

4380 (AWW)

 

 

 

30.00 lacs

(iii)               IEC Marerial

No. of Flip Chart Provided @ of Rs. 100 per flip charts

 

11600

 

11.60 lacs

Total Exp

44.66 lacs

2006-07

 

 

Training

Training of AWW in 57 batches of 30 AWW per batch.

1710

11.40 lacs

(iv)              IEC Marerial

No. of Flip Chart Provided @ of Rs. 100 per flip charts

1946

1.94 lacs (ECCE Scheme)

 

 

                2007-08

Budget (in lacs)

Expenditure(in lacs)

Remarks

70

70

This amount. was spent on the publicity of young child feeding practices through advertisements on buses,wall painting and broadcasting jingles through AIR.

             2008-09

Budget (in lacs)

Expenditure

Remarks

50(40 for other charges +10 for SCSP)

-

-

           

     Gender Sensitization Programme 

              Gender Equality is intrinsic dimension of equitable and sustainable human development. For upliftng the status of women in society and for protecting her against the social evils, especially the female foeticide, it is necessary that awareness in gender sensitization is generated in the rural society. With this objective in view, the department has chalked out a comprehensive training programme to provide training in Gender Sensitization through the Women Studies Research Centre, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. In the first phase 3 Trainers from every block will be trained at Women Studies Research Centre, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra for 3 days. These trainers in turn will provide two days Gender Sensitization Training at block level to 7 participants from every village of Haryana consisting of 3 members of SMS, 2 women Panches/Sarpanches, 1 Mahila Mandal Pardhan and 1 member from SHGs.

              During the year 2007-08, Gender Sensitization training was started in four districts of the State i.e. Panchkula, Ambala, Kaithal and Yamuna Nagar. 3 Training of Trainers (TOTs) and 155 block level workshops are being organized by the Women Studies Research Centre, K.U. ,K.K.R. and a sum of Rs. 28.85 will be spent.
               After reviewing the success of the programme, there is a proposal to expand the schemein a phased manner to the entire state in the coming years.
In the current financial year 2008-09 there is abudget provision of Rs. 75 lacs.

                                                                  

    Communication and Publicity 
       (Under Planning-cum-Monitoring Cell)

            Haryana Government has accorded priority to women and children in the development programmes. But various indicators reveal that the fruits of development have not flown to women and children due to existing of social impediments in the development process which include certain practices, behavioral patterns and attitude towards issues concerning child development especially the girl child and women. One of the other important reasons about the low status of women in the society and low nutritional and health status of children is attributed to lack of awareness and knowledge. Thus, the role of publicity  in the context of child and women development is vital for furthering advocacy, social mobilization and community empowerment which will be area specific, need based and target oriented with a focus on child survival, protection and development, areas of behavioral concern and empowerment of women.

       The communication and publicity will help:-

  • Creating awareness and transferring knowledge.

  • Maximizing the reach of programmes in rural and urban areas.  

  • Generating demand for services  

  • Mobilizing peoples participation and motivating the community to sustain the programmes

  • Change mind-sets of people towards women and the girl child

  • Eradication of social evils, female foeticide, low sex ratio, dowry, child marriage etc.

  • Improving the status of women and the girl child in the society

  • Empowering women to adopt income generating activities.  

  • Investing in human capital, in informing people, in stimulating their awareness, participation and capabilities are considered important for the empowerment of women and children

 

::  Action points  ::

          In order to have intensive IEC campaign the following publicity programmes/ activities will be undertaken for change of mindsets and launching advocacy in favour of women:-

  • Special advocacy measures against female foeticide, dowry, child marriage, etc. through Audio as well as visual media aids.

  • Production of documentaries on social evils like female foeticide, dowry, child marriage, , malnutrition and importance of women and girl child in the society and screening these documentaries  in Anganwadi Centres, Community places, Schools, Colleges and other Educational/Technical Training Institutes through ICDS functionaries @ one show by each Supervisor during a month.

  • For wider advocacy of CEDAW convention and the Convention on the Rights of child, the main components of these will be printed and distributed to all MLAs, all Sarpanches and Panches, Members of Panchayat Samities, Zila Parishads, Municipal Councilors, all students from 9th class to 12th class, all students of colleges, ITI’s, Engineering Colleges, all Anganwadi Workers/ICDS functionaries and distribution in exhibitions from time to time.

  • IEC material on female foeticide, dowry, child marriage, malnutrition etc. and printing of  citizen charter, copies of which will be printed and distributed at the Anganwadi/Panchayat/municipal levels.  

  • Awareness generation among communities through voluntary organizations for eradicating social evils like female foeticide, dowry, violence against women including low level of female literacy.

  • Organizing awareness generating activities by Dowry Prohibition Officers in schools, colleges, other technical and educational institutes and among the communities on various occasions and celebrations.

  • Printing of pamphlet/booklet/leaflet having subject matter of guidelines on feeding practices, care of new born, care and needs of pregnant and nursing mothers, nutrition, problems and needs of adolescent girls, Hygiene and Sanitation, detection of disabilities, AIDS and Violence against women etc. to be distributed to all  registered pregnant and nursing mothers with Anganwadi Centres, all Anganwadi Workers, Adolescent girls under Kishori Shakti Yojna.  

  • Organizing Demonstrations/Camps/Sessions at village level by ICDS functionaries on health and nutrition, child care etc. and disseminating information concerning   schemes of women and child and social evils including holding exhibitions periodically. 

  • Talks about various social evils and needs of women and children in Gram Sabha Meetings,VLC meetings/SMS meeting and creating awarness regarding various social issues like female literacy,low sex ratio,low women status etc.

  • Creation of Website of the Department to bring transparency in implementation of schemes and disseminate information on schemes and progress there under.

  • Periodical Village level/Panchayat level workshops/Knowledge Meetings  for panchayat members/VLC/SMS members including women social workers,village level Govt. functionaries to sensitize them about the needs of women and child through ICDS infrastructure.  

  • Dissemination of information about social evils, services available and about developmental schemes in Balika Mandals of Adolescent girls by ICDS functionaries involving local level officials of line departments.  

  • Involve Public Relations Department, Haryana and All India Radio/Local Theatre Group for performing Nukar Nataks for making publicity about the evils of female foeticide, dowry, child marriages, malnutrition and about various schemes of the women and child of different departments through different media and sources.  

 

:: Expenditure for the year 2007-08 ::

                                                                                                                                                 (Rs. in lacs)

Sr.No

Particulars

Amount

1.

Broadcast of Jingles against social evils like female foeticide, dowry, VLC/SMS/breast feeding and malnutrition using 12 Jingles through AIR.

 

30.00   

2.

4 Jingles on Domestic Violence Act have been broadcasted on AIR.

 

3.00

 

3.

Advertisement published in newspapers on Breast feeding week. Publicity regarding breast feeding made through hoardings on Haryana Roadway buses.

 

38.00

4.

Publicity through wall painting in villages.

 

25.50

5.

Publicity against social evils like female feticide, sex ratio and publicise SMS/VLC and other schemes through playing of Nukad Nataks by Theatre Groups in 25 villages in each district.

 

15.00

6.

Training to TOT members of VLCs/SMSs.

 

55.00

7.

Other petty expenditures for holding various Meetings /exhibitions/camps/workshops etc. and publishing of Advertisement on Children Day, International Women's Day.

10.00

8.

Other charges

2.00

9.

Organized Exhibitions on various occasions at different places regarding publicity of schemes in coordination with DPR.

--

 

TOTAL      

178.00

                        

 

:: Budget Estimate for the year 2008-09::

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (Rs. in lacs)

Sr.No

Particulars

Amount

1

Preparation of a documentary film of 30-45 minutes duration on female foeticide and the girl child in the society, including cost of copies for POs and CDPOs.

 

1.00   

2

Publishing of advertisement on Children’s Day in daily newspapers indicating the schemes being implemented by the department for the development of children.

 

2.00

 

3

Publishing of advertisement on International Women Day in various daily newspapers indicating the schemes being implemented by the department for the welfare and development of girl child and women.

 

8.00

4

Broadcasting of jingles regarding social evils like female foeticide, low sex ratio, dowry etc through All India Radio, Chandigarh for creating awareness among the general public regarding the importance of girl child and the women in the society and the schemes being implemented by the department.

 

5.00

5.

For  creating awarness regarding various  social evils like female foeticide, low sex ratio, dowry etc through Nukar Nataks in the villages for direct contact of the general public.

 

10.00

6.

Miscellaneous publications etc.

1.00

 

            Total

      27.00

 

 

   Conversion of Mahila Mandals into Self Help Groups

              

There were 6713 registered Mahila Mandals in Haryana State but the internal reviews by the grass-root level functionaries of the department often revealed that these Mahila Mandals were not actively functioning as they should have.The primary reasons for their slow progress seemed to be the lack of direction and incapacitation of the women involved. Moreover, since these groups did not take undertake any main economic activity, binding factor seemed to be missing. Moreover, activities undertaken by Mahila Mandals are being covered by ICDS infrastructure and other concerned departments at the grass root level.Thus the concept of Mahila Mandal needed to be changed and diverted to SHGs.

 Since the SHG concept has proven to be more successful throughout India in both developed as well as under-developed states,it seems logical and viable to transform these Mahila Mandals into SHGs.The self help strategy not only ensures regular meetings but also addresses women’s economic needs to fulfill their consumption needs and motivating them to undertakeeconomically productive activities.

 

1675 SHGs have been formed under the scheme and 1623 SHGs are doing saving and have accumulated saving to the tune of Rs. 2,03,95,519/- and 1086 SHGs are Inter Loaning which is to the tune of Rs. 72,76,253/- and 1064 SHGs have opened bank accounts. 1288 SHGs are involved in preparation of SNPs. However, there is no budget provision for this scheme w.e.f 1.04.2008. 

  

  Awards for Rural Adolescent Girls  

In order to encourage rural girls for pursuing higher education, an award is proposed for top 3 girls from each block , who   will be given an award of Rs.2000/-, Rs.1500/- and Rs.1000/- for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions respectively and who have passed their matriculation  examination conducted by Haryana State Education Board from schools in rural areas.   

         

:: Budget Estimate ::

                                                                                                                                                                  (Rs. in lacs)

Particulars

Year 2007-08 (Rs. In lacs)

Achievement

Awards @ Rs. 2000/-, Rs. 1500/- & Rs. 1000/- for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize respectively (i.e. 118 x 4500)

Rs. 5.31 lacs

267 adolescent girls have been distributed the awards under the scheme so far.Rest are to be awarded on 14th November. eligible beneficiaries.

                                                                        Expenditure upto September 2007 is Rs. 4.01 lacs.

 

     BEST MOTHER AWARD :
                                                      
There is common saying that,” as God can not be physically everywhere so he made Mothers”.  It is the mother who helps in blossoming the child’s personality by showering her love and care,  healthy upbringing of the child, shaping the life of the child  skillfully by bringing about the latent qualities and talents of the child efficiently and providing a hygienic safe and conducive environment to child.  In our society, specially in rural area a major share of responsibility of the children as well as house hold is given to her but the recognition for her silent roles and  responsibility is rarely appreciated.

                 To encourage mothers for proper rearing of their children, especially the girl child and with a view to improve their nutritional status as well as bring about the  physical, mental, social, intellectual and psychological development of their children  to the optimum levels, it is proposed to give recognition to such mothers who are already doing so, by starting the scheme of Best Mother award .

                 Best Mothers who fulfill the eligibility criteria will be chosen on the basis of interview conducted at circle and block levels.  For each circle and block, 3 best mothers having at least one girl child will be selected for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes who will be given prizes of Rs. 1000/-, Rs. 750/- and Rs. 500/- respectively at block level and Rs. 500/-, Rs. 300/- and Rs. 200/- respectively at circle level.  Best mother Award function will be organized at each circle and block level.

   Eligibility Criteria :

The mother who fulfills the following proposed criteria will be eligible for the Best Mother Competition.

         1.  The mother should have at least one girl child.
         2.  The age of the mother at the time of her marriage should be minimum 18 yrs or above
              and that of father should be 21 yrs or above.
         3.  The birth of all her children should be registered i.e. she should have birth certificate of
              all her children.
         4.  At least one child of the mother must be enrolled  in the Anganwadi centre.
         5.  All her less than 6 yrs children should have been timely enrolled in AWCs and further
              enrolled in schools if more than 6 years.
         6.  Her eligible children are attending the Ananwadi Centres regularly for availing the required
              services and she also comes to the anganwadi centre  regularly.
         7.  None of her children should be in Ist, IInd, IIIrd or IVth grade of malnutrition.
         8.  The immunization status of all her children should be completed as per immunization
              schedule.
         9.  Mother should have been fully immunized with Tetanus T-Oxide and she should have
              taken full course of IFA tablets (100 Tab.) during her pregnancy (ies).
        10.  Her delivery (ies) should have been conducted either at institution or by trained Birth
              Attendant.
        11.  All her children weighed 2.5 Kg. or more at the time of birth i.e. none of her children
               was low birth weight child.
        12.  None of her children should have died below one year except in case of accidental
               death.
        13.  Mothers should not have more than 2 children.  But this condition do not apply if all her
              children  are girls.
        14.  If the eligible mothers belong to Schedule caste, Schedule Tribe or below poverty line 2
               extra marks at time of interview should be given to her.
        15.  If eligible mothers have only daughters i.e. 2 or more daughters, then one extra mark
               should be given to her at the time of interview.
        16.  If eligible mothers belong to SC/ST/BC category and have 2 or more girl children only, 3,
               marks to be given to such mothers at time of interview

 

      Guidelines/steps for selection of best mothers :-

        a)  All  eligible mothers can apply for best mother award to CDPO through anganwadi
             Worker and supervisor.

        b)  Her application will be verified by the Anganwadi Worker and Supervisors will further
             ensure  that the applicant fulfils all the eligibility criteria.

        c)  List of all the eligible mothers of each circle will be compiled by supervisors and
             submitted to CDPO along with the application.

        d)  CDPO will then conduct interview of all eligible mothers at circle level for which circle
             level committee is to be constituted. The committee will be constituted of following
             members

          Circle Level Committee 

          1.   Child Development Project Officer                          Chairman
          2.   Medical Officer                                                        Member
          3.   Supervisor concerned                                             Member

        e)   The interview for selection of best mothers at circle level should be conducted before
              30th November.  Before conducting interview wide publicity is to be given in all villages
              regarding Best Mothers Award through Muniyadi etc. so as maximum eligible mothers
              can participate.

        f)   Selection for 3 best mothers will be done on the basis of interview at circle level for
             which a cash prize of Rs. 500/- , Rs. 300/- and Rs. 200/- will be given to mothers
             standing  1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.

        g)   A list comprising of the first three best mothers of each circle will be prepared and
              these mothers will then again be interviewed by the Block Level committee.  The
              Block level committee will be constituted of the following members:-

            Block Level Committee

                1.    Programme Officer                                        Chairman
                2.    Child Development Project Officer                 Member of concerned 6 blocks
                3.    Senior Medical Officer                                    Member of concerned CHC.

        h)  The Block level committee will then select three best mothers in the block latest by 31st
                December and the mothers standing Ist, 2nd and 3rd  will be awarded cash prizes of
             Rs.1000/-, Rs. 750/- and Rs. 500/- respectively. 

        i)  The interviews to be conducted at circle and Block level should cover all the   topics
             related to Health, Hygiene, Nutrition etc. to judge the knowledge and awareness of
             mothers.  It is also suggested that PO, CDPO can prepare a questionnaire for interview
             to maintain transparency & better judgment.

         j)  For giving the prizes to the winners of the Circle and Block level competition, a function
             will be organized at Block Level and Circle Level for which a sum of Rs. 2500/- and Rs.
             1000/- will be provided to each block and circle respectively.  This function can be
             organized on Republic Day or Women’s day.

             In the  year 2005-06, total 2367 women would be given awards under this scheme.

             
             
The detailed expenditure for the year 2007-08 is given below:-
                   

Particulars

Amount for 2007-08 (Rs. In Lacs)

411 block level best Mother Award for 137 blocks (1st prize @ Rs. 1000/-, 2nd prize @ Rs. 750/- and 3rd prize @ Rs. 500/-  per block)
Total Prizes @2250 per block.

3.08 lacs

Organising 137 block level functions @ Rs. 2500/- per block

3.42 lacs

2061 circle Level Best Mother Awards for 687 circle for 1st prize @ 500/-, 2nd prize 300/- and 3rd @ Rs. 200/- per circle.

Total Prizes = 1000/ per circle

6.87 lacs

Organising 687 circle level functions @ Rs. 1000/- per circle

6.87 lacs

Total Rs.

20.25 lacs

Total Prizes=411+2061=2472

 

 

 :: Year-wise Achievements of the Best Mother Awards ::

Year

Total Award given

Budget

Expenditure ( Rs. in lacs)

2005-06

2364

18.97 lacs

18.97 lacs

2006-07

2346

19.16 lacs

19.16 lacs

2007-08

2472

20.25 lacs

 20.25 lacs

 

(Rs. in lacs)

  Sports Meet for Women
 

                                           
Many research studies have shown that rural women in Haryana usually work between 16-18 hours a day on various household chores and farm activities.  The adolescent girls also have their fair share of contribution during the day.  Moreover, within the patriarchal structure very little emphasis is given on women’s leisure and recreational activities.  It may be argued further that there are hardly any opportunities available in the rural settings for their leisure.

             As far as sports activities are concerned apart from new opportunities available at schools/colleges, rural women are hardly exposed.  Sports not only helps in physical and emotional development of an individual but also provides opportunities to unwind and relax. Therefore, it is decided to hold Annual Sports Meet at Block level every year.  The purpose of the scheme is two folds: firstly  to mobilize women in large number  and secondly to create awareness among them on women & child related issues through Sports meet

      ::  Action Plan  ::

  • The sports meet for women will be organised at block level by the CDPO with the help of other departments like Sports, Education etc.  if required  For holding block level sports meet a  sum of Rs. 10,000 will be provided to each block.  CDPO will be responsible for selection of place and other necessary arrangements.

  • To achieve the purpose of creating awareness and mobilizing women, banners/posters/flags etc. on women and child related issues like child marriage, female foeticide, decreasing sex ratio, decreasing IMR, child labour, AIDS, violence against women, Pardha System, drug addiction and nutrition and health related aspects and on various scheme of the Department must be displayed on venue where sports meet is being conducted and along the track of long races. Social messages can be displayed on cycle,  clothes, flags etc.used by women participants during the races so that curiosity is aroused among the audience which will lead to generation of mass awareness on women and child related issues.

  • The proposed five races for the year 2005-06 for the meet are:-  

           (i)    10 Km. Cycling race
           (ii)    5 Km. walk
           (iii)   3 Km. Run
           (iv)   Long Jump
           (v)   400 mtr. run

  • For each event prizes of Rs. 500/-,Rs. 300/- and Rs. 200/- will be given to the Ist, IInd and IIIrd person respectively.  

  • The sports meet will be organized during the month of  January/February every year.

  • Since the  new scheme will be launched from the current financial years i.e. 2005-06, so it is proposed that publicity of the meet is to be done in every village in the month of November onwards  through Munayadi/posters etc. by the AWWs and through Panchayats and core  committees .

  • All women and girls of that age of 17 years and above from every village are eligible to participate.

  • Anganwadi Worker will prepare list of all interested participants and hand over to the supervisors.  Supervisors will submit the compiled list event/race wise to CDPO by 31st December positively.

  • To ensure the coverage of all the villages, atleast one participant must be there from each village. 

  • The participants will reach at the place of event on their own but Anganwadi Worker and Supervisor will ensure that necessary information regarding time/date/place of meet is given to all the participants in time.

:: Budget Estimate For 11th Five Year Plan ::

(Rs. in lacs)

Detail

One year

Five years

Holding block level sports meet @ Rs. 10000/- per block for 116 blocks

11.60

58.00

580 Ist prizes 580 2nd prizes and 580 3rd prizes @ Rs. 500/-, Rs. 300/- and Rs. 200/- respectively

5.80

29.00

Total cost

17.40

87.00
 


                                                ::REVISED SPORTS MEET SCHEME(2006-07)::
During the PO’s meeting held under the chairmanship of DWCD on 13.3.2006 and 4.5.2006.  The Programme Officers have given their suggestions regarding some change in the existing scheme of Sports Meet for Women.On the basis of suggestions given by P.Os the sports meet scheme has been revised The details of which are given as under.

  1. All girls students from rural area i.e. studying in rural schools/colleges are eligible to participate in Block level/District level Sports Meet.

  2. Under the scheme, long races like 10 km cycling race, 5 km walking race were included for the year 2005-06.  As the women of all age groups participate in the meet so the older women find it difficult to run the long races. Hence, it was suggested that this year one long race and remaining short races should be included.  The following events would be included during this year. 

           i.      100 mt. race

           ii.      200 mt. race

           iii.      400 mt. race

           iv.      3 km long races

           v.      5 km. cycling race

  1. Now the Sports meet will be organized at Block level as well as at District level the winners i.e. 1st, 2nd and 3rd position holder at the Block level will participate in the District level Sports Meet. District level Sports Meet competition be organized after organizing all other blocks sports meet.

It is proposed that for District Level Sports Meet, prizes will be given @ Rs. 1000/-, Rs. 600/- and Rs. 400/- to 1st, 2nd and 3rd position holder respectively in each event and for holding District level Sports Meet  a sum of Rs. 10000/- per district will be spent.
During the year 2006-07 there is a provision of Rs. 19.20 lacs which will be utilized for holding Sports Meet at Block level and for conducting District level Sports Meet excess expenditure of Rs. 3,80,000/- will be required. 
     
  
 :: The total revised budget under the scheme will be Rs. 23.00 lacs as per following details::

                 

Block Level

Amount for 2006-07

Holding block level Sports Meet Rs. 10000/- per block for 128 blocks

Rs. 12,80,000/-

640 1st prizes, 640 2nd prizes, 640 3rd prizes @ Rs. 500/-, Rs. 300/- and Rs. 200/- respectively

Rs. 6,40,000/-

Total:

Rs. 19,20,000/-

District Level

 

Holding District wise Sports Meet @ Rs. 10,000/- per District for 19 districts

Rs. 1,90,000/-

95 1st prizes, 95 2nd prizes and 95 3rd prizes @ Rs. 1000/-, Rs. 600/- and Rs. 400/-

Rs. 1,90,000/-

Total:

Rs. 3,80,000/-

Grand Total:

Rs. 23,00,000/-

 
::Total Budget for the year 2007-08::
 

Block Level

Amount for2007-08

Holding block level Sports Meet Rs. 10000/- per block for 128+9=137 blocks

Rs. 13,70,000

685 1st prizes, 685 2nd prizes, 685 3rd prizes @ Rs. 500/-, Rs. 300/- and Rs. 200/- respectively

Rs. 6,85,000/-

Total prizes 1000

 

Block Level Total:

Rs. 20,55,000/-

District Level

 

Holding District wise Sports Meet @ Rs. 10,000/- per District for 20 districts

Rs. 2,00,000/-

100 1st prizes, 100 2nd prizes and 100 3rd prizes @ Rs. 1000/-, Rs. 600/- and Rs. 400/- respectively.

Rs. 2,00,000/-

District Level Total:

Rs. 4,00,000/-

Grand Total:

Rs. 24,55,000/-

Total Prizes=2055+300=2355

 

 


::Total Budget for the year 2008-09::
 

Block Level

Amount for 2008-09

Holding block level Sports Meet Rs. 10000/- per block for 128+9=137 blocks

Rs. 13,70,000

959 1st prizes, 959 2nd prizes, 959 3rd prizes @ Rs. 300/-, Rs. 200/- and Rs. 100/- respectively

Rs. 5,75,400

Total prizes 1000

 

Block Level Total:

Rs. 19,45,400

District Level

 

Holding District wise Sports Meet @ Rs. 10,000/- per District for 20 districts

Rs. 2,00,000/-

140 1st prizes, 140 2nd prizes and 140 3rd prizes @ Rs. 1000/-, Rs. 600/- and Rs. 400/- respectively.

Rs. 2,80,000/-

District Level Total:

Rs. 4,80,000/-

Grand Total:

Rs. 24,25,400

Total Prizes=2877+420=3297

 

 


The revised scheme is sent in continuation of this office memo No. 20454/SA-III/WCD/2005 dated 2.8.05. All the Programme Officers are directed to take action as per the scheme and sent the report after holding the events.

 

               ::Yearwise Achievement of the Sport Meet Scheme::

Year

Total Budget (in lacs)

Total Expenditure (in lac)

 

2005-06

17.40 lacs

17.40 lacs

Sports Meet held at block level in 116 projects during the year 2005-06

2006-07

23.00 lacs

23.00 lacs

Sport Meet held in 128 projects at block level and also held in 19 districts at district level during the year 2006-07.

2007-08

24.55 lacs

24.55 lacs

Sport Meet will be held in 137 projects at block level and also held in 20 districts at district level during the year 2007-08.


                                                                 ::REVISED SPORTS MEET SCHEME(2008-09)::
Under the scheme the women of all age groups are eligible to participate in the Sports Meet at the block/district level.
All girl students from rural area i.e. studying in rural schools/colleges are also eligible to participate in Block Level/Distt. Level.
As the older women find it difficult to run the long races/ and could not participate in the sport meet due to their age factor. Therefore it has been decided that all events may be divided into two age groups as per detail given below:-

 

::SHORT EVENTS::                    (For girls/women above 30 years)
(i) Potato race

(ii) Chaatty race (Matka race)

(iii) 100 meter run

(iv) 100 meter walking
 

::LONG EVENTS::                      (For girls/women upto 30 years)

 
(i) 400 meter race

(ii) 4x100 meter relay race

(iii) 5 km cycling race

The Sports Meet for women will be organized during the month of  January/February every year at block level as well as district level every year. The winners i.e. 1st,2nd,3rd position holder at the block level will participate in the District Level Sports Meet.
At block level, for each event prizes @ Rs 300/-, Rs 200/- and Rs 100/- will be given to 1st,2nd and 3rd position holder respectively. A sum of Rs 10,000/- will be spent for holding sports meet at block level.
At the district level, for each event prize will be the same as earlier i.e. @ Rs 1000/-, Rs 600/- and Rs 400/- will be given to 1st,2nd and 3rd position holder respectively. A sum of Rs 10,000/- will be spent for holding sport meet at district level. 

 

 

  SCHEME FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ANGANWADI CENRES BUILDING

The scheme of construction of buildings of Anganwadi Centres was started during the year 2002-03 to provide clean and peaceful environment to the children and other related schemes at village level and to create asets for them.AWCs is not merely a AWC but a focal point for village women where they can feel themselves free and can discuss freely.
 

Cost:
               The total unit cost of construction of one Anganwadi Centre Building is Rs. 2.33 lacs including Rs. 25000 cash contribution by the local community and the local community will have to provide 200 square yards of land free of cost for the construction of Anganwadi Centre Bulidings as per estimate approved by State Government.
Criteria:            
                  The Anganwadi Building will be constructed only in those village where panchayats will provide atleast 200 square yards of land free cost and community will contribute Rs. 25000. 
Model Anganwadi Centres:
                 
                  Though the scheme of construction of Anganwadi Centre was already going on within the sources of the State Government since 2002-03, but the scheme of construction of Anganwadi Building was also sponsored by GOI with a share of Rs. 93750 AWC during 2003-04. During 2003-04 GOI released Rs. 343.67 lacs for construction of 408 Model Anganwadi Centres and Rs 26.25 lacs was released during 2005-06 for the construction of 35 Model Anganwadi Centres.After 2005-06 Model Anganwadi Centres construction scheme was closed at GOI level and no funds have been received since then.
                    Now, since 2005-06 the State Government is implementing this scheme from its own resources at the unit cost of Rs. 2.33 lacs,out of which Rs. 25000 is provided by the concerned Gram Panchayat along with 200 square yards land free of cost and remaining cost of Rs. 2.08 is being borne by State Government as per the provision laid down in the scheme.


::Yearwise breakup of construction of AWC building::
 

                                                      ::Physical Achievement::

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

19

408

118

69

363

256

270(case is under process for LOC with PWD(B&R) Deptt.)

       
 


 
                                            

                                                                
                                                          ::Yearwise Financial Progress::                                 (Rs. in lacs)
 

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

39.52

639.59

415.68

38.81

 

787.00

533.50

928.00 to be drawn after receiving LOC from PWD


  

 

 

During the year 2007-08 the norms of cost of construction of Anganwadi Buildings have been enhanced from Rs. 2.33 lacs to Rs 3.44  lacs per unit along with some modifications in plan-layout i.e. two fans, water tank and boundary wall etc.
 
The State Government has a plan to construct Anganwadi Buildings without contribution of Panchayats/Community in areas/village with 50% or more scheduled caste population so that poor and deprived sections are reached and brought under the umbrella of ICDS services in a clean environment.During the current year, Rs 928.80 lac are proposed to be released for the construction of Anganwadi Buildings in the State.
During 2008-09 State Government has a plan to construct 290 Anganwadi Buildings for which Rs 2 crore has been
released by PWD (B&R) Haryana. 

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   NUTRITION AWARD

            
Malnutrition in young children is a matter of serious concern since some of the consequences of malnutrition may be irreversible.  An undernourished child suffers from deficiencies of diseases of macro as well as micronutrient like protein energy malnutrition, Anemia, Vitamin A deficiency etc.  Studies reveals that even mild form of malnutrition affects the growth, development and immunity of child.  Improving nutrition and health status of children under 6 years is one of the important goals of ICDS scheme.

Management of malnutrition is an important prerequisite for ensuring optimum nutrition and health of children.  To motivate the people and to give recognition to the districts who have brought improvements in the nutrition and health status of children, Nutrition Awards are proposed to be initiated from the year 2006-07 which will be awarded to three best districts who have shown maximum improvement in nutritional status of children below 6 years.  The first prize of Rs. 2.00 lacs, 2nd prize of Rs.1.00 lac and  3rd prize of Rs. 50,000/- will be given to the Districts standing at first, second and third position respectively.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF NUTRITION AWARD:

It is proposed that the three best districts will be selected for nutrition award on the basis of maximum marks obtained from 100.  The parameters used and the detail of marks distribution will be as below:-

Parameters

Marks

1. Weighment of the children

15

2. Nutritional Status of the children

a.  % of children in grade III & IV

b.  % improvement in children in grade-II

c.   % improvement in children in grade-I

d.   % increase in children in normal grade

 

5

20

20

10

3. Achievements under  nutritional strategy

20

4. Special efforts done for improving nutritional   status of children

10

Total:

100

                  

 

The following criteria is proposed for the selection of Nutrition Awards.

Three best districts will be awarded the Nutrition Award based on improvements observed in nutritional status of children of their districts.  The following criteria will be adopted for judging the nutritional and health status of the children.

1. Weighment of children--- The weighment of the children will be assessed on the reports of December every year which covers 15 marks and the marks will be given to the districts according to the percent of the children weighed as given below:-

 

% Weighment

Marks

Below 90%

1

           91%

2

92%

3

93%

4

94%

5

95%

6

96%

7

97%

8

98%

9

99%

12

100%

15

 

2. Nutritional status of the children--- For assessment of the nutritional status of the children the reports for the month of March will be taken as the base, and improvements will be calculated based on the reports of December and marking will be based on the following patterns:-

3. For severly malnourished children (3rd and 4th grade) assessment will be based on %age of children following in this grade in the District:-

 

Sr. .No.

%age of children in grade III & IV

Marks

                         I.       

No child in grade III & IV

5

                       II.       

less than 0.2% for year 2005-06 (i.e. State average)

4

                    III.       

between 0.2 to 0.5%

3

                    IV.       

between 0.5 to 1.0%

1

 

 

a) Moderately malnourished children (Grade-II)—Assessment of grade-II children will be done depending on the percentage of improvement observed in the district.  The mark distribution for Grade-II is as follow:-

           

%age improvement of  children in grade-II

Marks

Up to 0.5%

1

0.5% to 1.0%

2

1.0% to 1.5%

3

1.5% to 2.0%

4

2.0% to 2.5%

5

2.5% to 3.0%

6

3.0% to 3.5%

7

3.5% to 4.0%

8

4.0% to 4.5%

9

4.5% to 5.0%

10

5.0% to 5.5%

11

5.5% to 6.0%

12

6.0% to 6.5%

13

6.5% to 7.0%

14

7.0% to 7.5%

15

7.5% to 8.0%

16

8.0% to 8.5%

17

8.5% to 9.0%

18

9.0% to 10.0%

20

 

 

b) Mildly malnourished children (Grade-I) --- For assessing the Grade-I same pattern as given for grade-II children will be followed.

c)  Normal Grade---The increase in percentage of children in normal grade will be the judgement indicator for assessing the children for which mark distribution is as given below:

Increase in %age  of children in normal grade

Marks

upto 0.5%

1

from 0.5% to 1.0%

2

from 1.0% to 3.0%

3

from 3.0% to 5.0%

4

from 5.0% to 7.0%

6

from 7.0% to 9.0%

8

more than 9%

10

 

d) Achievement under Nutritional strategy:  As the reporting year for the nutritional strategy is from January to December, so the assessment of the nutritional strategy will be based on the report of adopted children under the strategy from January to December.  The percentage of children showing improvement in grade after adoption will be criteria for assessment and mark distribution is as below:-

 

% of children showing improvement in grade after adoption

Marks

Less than 5%

1

5%-10%

2

10%-15%

3

15-20%

4

20%-25%

5

25%-30%

6

30%-35%

7

35%-40%

8

40%-45%

9

45%-50%

10

50%-55%

11

55%-60%

12

60%-65%

13

65%-70%

14

70%-75%

15

75%-80%

16

80%-85%

17

85%-90%

18

90%-95%

19

95%-100%

20

 

5. Special Efforts done for improving Nutritional status of the children:-

A brief note on special/extra efforts done other than the existing schemes for improving the nutritional status of children in the districts will need to be submitted along with the MPR of the month of December.
Any decrease observed in the normal grade of children will carry negative marking of 5 marks.

 

::UTILIZATION OF AWARD MONEY::

Awarded districts can utilize the funds during next year for the following:-

i.  For any activity undertaken/action plan which will contribute towards the developments and welfare of the children, for improving the nutritional status of the children.

ii. For strengthening of nutrition and health education.  Money can be utilized for motivating mothers through holding competitions/demonstrations/camps etc. Funds can also be utilized for giving away the prizes to field functionaries/mothers / community/Panchayat for motivation and good work done.

 

iii.  For awareness generation

It is proposed to give prizes of 2 lac,1 lac and 50,000 to best districts of the state showing improvement in 
nutritional status every year.These prizes were given to the following districts in the year 2006 and 2007.

         

Particulars

Name of District (Yr. 2006)

Name of District (Yr. 2007)

Amount 

1st Prize

Faridabad

Riwari

Rs. 2.00 lac

2nd Prize

Hissar

Panchkula

Rs. 1.00 lac

3rd Prize

Rohtak

Ambala

Rs. 50,000/-

Total

Rs. 3.50 lacs

 

                  
 

  NEW INITIATIVES
Haryana State is committed to the development of women and children and is laying a lot of emphasis on their holistic development.  Several new initiatives have been taken to improve the reach and quality of service delivery. 
 

Status of ICDS in Haryana:-
                     

1. Constitution of Village Level Committees of women & their convergence with PRIs:-  
         
                     Haryana Government has launched a number of new schemes and incentives for girls and women thus substantially augmenting the programmes already in operation.  It is now important to ensure effective delivery of these schemes.  For girls and women to take full advantage of the initiatives of the Government, it is necessary that they are aware of and participate fully in the implementation process. With this in view, the Government has set up village level committees of women to facilitate implementation of programmes pertaining to development of women & children. The village level committee comprises of all women Panches, three educated Adolescent Girls, Mahila Mandal Pradhan, a representative each of Self Help Groups, representative of war widows, social activists, school lady teacher, ANM, ASHA and Anganwadi Worker. Women Panch nominated by the Gram Panchayat heads the committee and Anganwadi Worker is the convener. Every Village in Haryana now has a Committee of women in-charge of overall development of Women & Children. About 6500 village committees have started functioning and holding their monthly meetings on notified date and venue. Approx. one lac women have been catapulted into decision  making role through this mechanism.

Village Committee convergence with  PRIs:-

The committee has been declared as a Sub Committee of the Gram Panchayat under section 22 of Gram Panchayat Act, 1994 and is thus completely aligned with PRI system. While working under overall supervision of Panchayat, it remains accountable to Gram Sabha. Committee’s  record including accounts, beneficiary data and activity books are open to public scrutiny and are required to be placed in Gram Sabha meetings.

 

The Committee has been entrusted with significant authority:-

The committee has been given functions, funds & functionaries. It has its own bank account to receive funds from the State  for implementation of programmes assigned to it. Important functions with regards to Women  & Child Development entrusted to Gram Sabha would be carried out by the committee. These include overall supervision of Anganwadi Centres & their activities and selection of Agnanwadi workers and Helpers.

Through this innovative model, the State has ensured that there is an effective devolution of powers and functions on the Panchayati Raj institutions and that the Panchayati Raj institutions function effectively and democratically with the support of dedicated sub committees looking after the over-all development of women and children and also receiving funds for implementing supplementary nutrition programme under ICDS besides distribution of remuneration to the Anganwadi staff. 

The Panchayat sub committees have also been entrusted with the responsibility of tracking every child in the village upto 6 years of age. The mechanism has been so devised as to capture village wise live data in respect of institutional deliveries/ home deliveries, registration of births, sex ratio, low weight babies at birth, incidence of serious illnesses and disabilities among children, complete immunization status and preparedness for school etc. Besides enabling village community to monitor its own progress on key indices, computerization of this data can enable invaluable analysis and focused interventions for development of children. The sub committee  has also been entrusted with the task of social audit of all schemes under its ambit. This would entail gathering feedback and evolving satisfaction index of the target groups of beneficiaries under various schemes.


 
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2. Supplementary Nutrition through women SHGs:-

Supplementary nutrition programme which is the biggest service under ICDS involving daily nutrition to pregnant women, lactating mothers and children below 6 years of age would also be managed by the Panchayat sub committee with the help of the women self help groups who take over procurement and preparation of food items by 1st January, 2007 in the entire State. This would result in income generation for over 75,000 women in the State.  It is mandatory for the sub committee to involve mothers in the process and regularly record their feed back in a register titled  ‘eka dh jk;" to this  has ended to the system of central procurement of Ready to Eat Food items w.e.f. 1.1.2007 IMPROVED THE QUALITY OF Nutrition items food, their suggestions regarding selection of recipe is considered from time to time.

Enhanced norms of SNP:-

                        Haryana has also increased nutritional entitlements w.e.f. 1st January 2007 which are now among the highest in the country.  Entitlement per child has been increased from Rs. 2/- to Rs. 3/- and for pregnant and lactating mothers and adolescent girls from Rs. 2.50 to Rs. 5/- per day. Out of this, Re 1/- per day per beneficiary is given to Self Help Group Members/ Mothers groups.

 

3. Sakashar Mahila Samooh (SMS):-
 

In all the schemes pertaining to development of women and children, information, education and communication (IEC) activities play an extremely central role.  However, the existing methodology of training a limited number of persons to disseminate key messages to the village community has not yielded the desired results.  It is, therefore, important that instead of a top-down approach,we switch over to a bottom-up approach in which the potential of educated girls and women in the villages is tapped to the hilt and they are used as a resource to promote awareness about key social issues and programmes.
 

            In continuation of the initiatives already taken by the State Government, it has now been decided  to form “Sakshar Mahila Samooh” i.e. a group of educated women in every village to lend the necessary resource support to the Gram Panchayat and its sub committee for effective discharge of the functions assigned to them. The sub committee, under this initiative, would organize and enroll all educated women who are atleast matriculate including school going girls at  plus  2 stage and former members of Balika  Mandals  under Kishori  Shakti  Yojna.  Sakshar Mahila Samooh (SMS) would have a Steering Committee of ten members, five being the most educated women of the village who would co-opt another five girls studying in 11th or 12th class.  In case,the total strength of SMS is less than 25 in a village, women who are atleast 8th pass would be enrolled as members. Such an organized pool of educated women and girls in the village would become an important vehicle for the village committee to generate awareness on key issues of sex ratio, literacy,  universalisation of elementary education, health and nutrition, opportunities for economic  empowerment for women, hygiene sanitation and environment and schemes run by the Government for women, girls, children and village community.The members of the Sakshar Mahila Samooh would also greatly contribute to social audit, so necessary to improve delivery. Sakshar Mahila Samooh would also play an important role in ensuring participation of the village community in Gram Sabha meetings.This would lead to active involvement of educated women and girls in the villages who have a lot of potential to contribute for the promotion of social agenda but are currently not a part of the implementation process.

 


4. Micro Credit through SMS in collaboration with Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK):-

             Haryana has not so far taken full advantage of the schemes run by Government of India to promote micro credit among women to accelerate their economic empowerment.  Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK), a fund under Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India has not been accessed by our State.  Under RMK model, financing is done primarily through NGOs which are rather scarce in our State. There are many other schemes of Government of India under which funding are done to NGOs. Sakshar Mahila Samooh of the village would be a registered society and hence function as a village NGO eligible to access finance for micro credit and various other social and financial services.  This could be a path breaking initiative where under, a section of the village community itself takes charge of the package of social and economic services for development of women in villages, thus tiding over the problem of lack of adequate number of credible NGOs in the State. 

            RMK has agreed to recognize SMS as an eligible NGO for the purpose of promoting micro credit and undertaken the responsibility of training members of SMS for this purpose.  Haryana Women Development Corporation (WDC) would be the nodal agency in this regard.  An agreement to this effect has been signed between RMK and Women Development Corporation (WDC) on 3rd January, 2007. Capacity building of 72 grass root SMS groups is under way. In the next one year, as many as 30,000 women will be imparted training on micro- credit.  NABARD has also shown interest to use SMSs for micro-credit.  This would lead to promotion of self help groups of women in a major way with strong credit linkages, hitherto missing and have the way for economic empowerment of women and thereby transformation of rural economy.

             The initiative pursuing to formation of SMS in every village is supported by the Rural Development and Panchayat Department in view of its potential to promote women empowerment and participatory governance.  Such a model will also ensure that PRIs are given funds, functions and functionaries in consonance with the spirit of the 73rd Constitutional amendment and that they are also supported by way of broad-based committees which draw not only on Gram Panchayat members but also other key stake holders and members of the village community.  This would also entail active participation of educated girls and women in taking forward the social agenda that the State has set for itself besides ensuring that a large number of schemes which have been launched for the development of women and children are delivered efficiently with optimal benefits reaching the target groups.

   All Programme Officers of ICDS have been already directed to take immediate steps to form and register SMS.  SMS have been formed & registered in 6247 villages of the State.

 

The Administrative Secretaries of Agriculture, Revenue, Health, Irrigation, Forests, Food & Supplies, Education, Power, Environment, Public Health, Co-operation and Rural Development Departments have also been requested to identify activities for Sakshar Mahila Samoohs (SMSs) pertaining to their departments, particularly in the following areas:-

1)      IEC activities and dissemination of information about their department’s schemes and programmes.

2)      Mobilizing increased community participation in implementation of schemes.

3)      Improvement of service delivery including maintaining vigil.

4)      Social Audit and obtaining feedback on stakeholders’ satisfaction with delivery.

5)      Village level surveys and data required by the department for focused policy interventions based on micro analysis.

       UNICEF Chief during his recent visit to the state on    18th December, 2006 lauded SMS initiative and observed that “SMS is a goldmine with infinite possibilities”.  UNICEF has shown keenness to take this initiative forward in partnership with Haryana Government.

5. Honorarium of Anganwadi Workers & Helpers:-

                       Regarding honorarium of Anganwadi Workers in Haryana State, it is mentioned that the State Government is contributing Rs. 200/- per Anganwadi Worker and Rs. 100/- per Anganwadi Helper per month over and above the rates of honorarium fixed by Govt. of India.  In addition, with effect from May, 2006 the Haryana State Govt. has also taken a decision to increase the honorarium of both Anganwadi Worker and Helper @ Rs. 100/- per month every year for the next 5 years.

  State Level Awards For Improvement In Sex Ratio
 

Decline in sex ratio has been a cause of great concern. The adverse sex ratio is a reflection of the gender disparity. Higher childhood mortality in girl children is yet another facet of the existing gender dispute and consequent adverse effect in survival.

The adverse sex ratio in Haryana has its deep roots, son preference which is implemented by social, economic and cultural factors and the perception that only a son is responsible for carrying forward the family name and occupation. Families with only girls suffer social disadvantage forcing parents to reject female child in pursuit of son. This has over the years led to low value being attached to girls, to neglect girls and to female foeticide resulting in a steady decline in sex ratio which has serious implications for society.

To combat the problem of female foeticide and infanticide, there is need to educate the community on the issue. Therefore, to tackle the declining trends of female in the sex ratio, the department has intiated the scheme under the name ‘STATE LEVEL AWARDS FOR IMPROVEMENT IN SEX RATIO’ from the year 2006-07. The prize of Rs. 5.00 lac, Rs 3.00 lac and Rs. 2.00 lac respectively will be given to the districts as standing 1st, 2nd, 3rd respectively who have shown maximum improvement in sex ratio and the amount will be spent by district administration on the welfare of women.

 

  1. Criteria for selection of districts for the Award:

  • The districts would compete for these awards under the personal leadership of the Deputy Commissioners.

  • The awards will be given on the basis of data/figures on sex ratio provided by Health Department for which a performa has been devised by the Department.

  • Improvements in sex ratio will be calculated  on the basis of  data as on 1st January of the year for which the award is being given and the improvements during 12 months till          31st December of the year under reference. Thus 1st January will be the benchmark for comparing improvements till the end of the calander year.

  • The name of the districts who have shown maximum improvement in sex ratio will be taken from Health Department (as per enclosed performa).

  • The strategies adopted by the DCs to bring improvements in sex ratio would be analyzed.

  • A committee comprising of Secretary, WCD Secretary, Health and Secretary, Development of Panchayats would select /recommend for winner districts for approval of C.M.

  • The award would be given in a State Level Function.

  • The strategies adopted by the winning districts would be documented for the benefit of other districts.

 

  1. Utilization of award money:

      The Award money can be utilized for the following:-

  • To strengthen initiatives to tackle female foeticide.

  • To launch/take forward initiatives for the promotion and development of women and girl children.

  • To launch initiatives to change mind set and perception about gender and status of women in society.

  • Educational Camps for awarness on declining sex ratio, care, survival, health check up of infants and pregnant women.

  • Distribution of IEC material and broadcasting of educational messages of women and girl children through  electronic media like TV, radio etc. on declining sex ratio/female foeticide etc.

  • Incentive to person(s) who have done outstanding work in the field of declining sex ratio/female foeticide.

  • The awarded money can also be utilized to cover up the gaps of health services to be provided to pregnant women e.g. provision of transporation to pregnant women for institutional delivery in emergency/high risk pregnancy cases, provisions of supplements like IFA tablets etc. to pregnant women as prescribed by doctors.

 

  1. Budget Estimate:

     For the financial year 2006-07, a total of Rs. 10.00 lac will be spent for giving award for improving sex ratio to three districts as per following details:-

 

Particular

Amount for the year 2006-07

1st Prize

Rs. 5.00 lac

2nd Prize

Rs 3.00 lac

3rd Prize

Rs. 2.00 lac

TotaL

Rs. 10.00 lac
 

  CEDAW
CEDAW stands for Convension on Elimination of Discrimination against Women.
                             For the purpose of the present Convention, the term ‘discrimination against women’ shall mean any distinction, exclusion, or
restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women,
irrespective of their martial status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms to the political, economic,
social, cultural, civil or any other field.                 
                                   

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For further details of the Scheme, the website www.wcd.nic.in of Women & Child Development Department, Government of India may be visited.
 

    


  Specific Scheme to Curb Anemia
    

In view of high incidence anemia among children in Haryana State “Specific Scheme to Curb the Anemia”  has been implemented under which nutritional supplements i.e. IFA tablets, Vitamin A supplements are be provided to all children (0-6 years), pregnant and lactating mothers and adolescent girls and deworming tablets will be provided to children from 1 to 6 years. As per scheme, AWCs will be the depot for supply of Nutritional Supplements and weekly distribution of IFA will be done by AWWs on every Saturday. Half yearly deworming session for children(1-6 years), and adolescent girls will be conducted at AWCs in coordination with Health department in month of Feburary-March and August-September. Vitamin A will be given to children from 6 months to 3 years as per immunization schedule by ANM in the AWCs preferably on immunization day. There is a budget provision of Rs. 10 crore for the scheme for the year 2008-09.


 

 

 

 

 



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