Ministry of Women and Child Development

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Bihar: 53 children die in suspected Encephalitis outbreak

12 Jun 2019

Bihar: 53 children die in suspected Encephalitis outbreak

Bihar has been reeling under an Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak, which has reportedly claimed the lives of 53 children in the past 10 days.

#WomensDay: WCD, MSDE sign agreement to provide skills-training to women

08 Mar 2019

#WomensDay: WCD, MSDE sign agreement to provide skills-training to women

On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Women and Child Development Ministry (WCD) and the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry (MSDE) entered into an agreement to provide skills training and employment to women.

169 sexual-harassment complaints from workplace in private industries: WCD Ministry

13 Jan 2019

169 sexual-harassment complaints from workplace in private industries: WCD Ministry

A total of 169 complaints of sexual harassment at the workplace have been received in private industries since 2017, the Women and Child Development Ministry has said.

Government not planning to replace take-home rations with packaged-nutrients: WCD

14 Dec 2018

Government not planning to replace take-home rations with packaged-nutrients: WCD

The government is not planning to replace the existing take-home rations and supplementary nutrition to packaged nutrients at anganwadis, the Lok Sabha was told today.

WCD Ministry's awards for those who made 'Poshan Maah' success

29 Sep 2018

WCD Ministry's awards for those who made 'Poshan Maah' success

The Women and Child Development Ministry has decided to award those who helped in the implementation of 'Poshan Abhiyaan' and has asked the States and Union Territories to shortlist work of frontline functionaries who have worked towards making this mission a success.

Children separated from jailed mothers must visit them regularly: Maneka

16 Sep 2018

Children separated from jailed mothers must visit them regularly: Maneka

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi proposed that a child separated from jailed mother must be made to visit her in prison at least thrice weekly, amid incidents of such children getting trafficked.

WCD invites nominations for Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018

07 Sep 2018

WCD invites nominations for Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018

The Women and Child Development Ministry have invited nominations for this year's 'Nari Shakti Puraskar', the highest civilian honor for women in India.

WCD launches a toll-free helpline to address nutrition queries

27 Aug 2018

WCD launches a toll-free helpline to address nutrition queries

A toll-free helpline was launched today to address queries associated with nutrition and malnutrition, a major area of concern in the country, a Women and Child Development official said.

Ban junk food on campus: Government orders universities

22 Aug 2018

Ban junk food on campus: Government orders universities

The University Grants Commission has directed all universities and higher education institutions to ban the sale of junk food on their campuses.

Fake WCD website for Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao duping people: Govt

20 Aug 2018

Fake WCD website for Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao duping people: Govt

A fake website with Beti Bachao Beti Padhao logo is duping people posing as a government-backed saving scheme, warned an official with Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry today.

1,991 kids available for adoption in India for 20,000 prospective-parents

05 Aug 2018

1,991 kids available for adoption in India for 20,000 prospective-parents

The number of children available for adoption in the country is 1,991, including 1,322 girls, for about 20,000 prospective parents, an RTI revealed.

Maneka Gandhi, WCD minster, claims she didn't know 'transgender'. Disturbing

31 Jul 2018

Maneka Gandhi, WCD minster, claims she didn't know 'transgender'. Disturbing

Days after Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi created controversy by calling transgenders "the other ones," she has tweeted an "apology," claiming she didn't know "the official terminology for the transgender community."

WCD Ministry declares September as National Nutrition Month

25 Jul 2018

WCD Ministry declares September as National Nutrition Month

Every year, September would be celebrated as the National Nutrition Month to mark India's fight against malnutrition, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has said.

Ministry says passports of 8 NRI-husbands, who abandoned wives, canceled

20 Jul 2018

Ministry says passports of 8 NRI-husbands, who abandoned wives, canceled

An official of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has said passports of eight NRI husbands, who abandoned their wives, have been canceled and lookout notices against them issued.

Gender equality, liberation of rural women: Key drivers of growth

15 Mar 2018

Gender equality, liberation of rural women: Key drivers of growth

Addressing 62nd Session of Commission on Status of Women, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Women and Child Development in India Chetan Sanghi said, "Gender equality and emancipation of rural women is recognized as a key driver of inclusive growth and social progress in India."

Maternity Benefits- Centre cuts spending, only firstborns to receive coverage

18 May 2017

Maternity Benefits- Centre cuts spending, only firstborns to receive coverage

In changes introduced to the Maternity Benefits Programme (MBP), the Modi government limited the applicability of the Programme from "first two live births" to "firstborns", almost halving the number of beneficiaries.

2017 International Women's Day

07 Mar 2017

2017 International Women's Day

The 2017 International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. This year's theme is 'Be Bold for Change'.

New anti-trafficking law up for Cabinet authorization

29 Oct 2016

New anti-trafficking law up for Cabinet authorization

The draft Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016 has been sent by the Ministry of Women and Child Development to the Cabinet for its approval.