size of the population in India lead a life below the
poverty line and they do not get adequate food to eat. As such their
parents are not in a position to take care of their children. Thus,
children who are the assets of the nation are often neglected.In order to have integrated development to these children so far as
their health, education, nutrition, etc. are concerned, Nursery-Cum-Women
Welfare Centres were started by the Department of Social Welfare for the
first time in 1958, for the children of Scheduled Castes and these
facilities were latter extended to children belonging Scheduled Tribes,
Denotified Tribes, Nomadic and Semi-nomadic Tribes
order to inculcate School-going habit at an early age, among Scheduled
Caste Children 164 Nursery-Cum-Women Welfare Centres benefiting
6,366 Scheduled Caste children are functioning in the State. These Centres
are mainly located in Scheduled Caste Localities. The sanctioned strength
of each Centre is 50, consisting of both boys and girls. A Women Welfare
Organizer and a conductress maintain the Centres. Every year in the month
of May, the women welfare organizer visits the Scheduled Caste houses in
the locality and prepares a list of children who are in the age group of
3-5 years. These children are brought to the Centre by the conductress
from their homes, every day by She cleans the
children neatly, and puts them in a classroom. The organiser who also
works as a teacher, teacher alphabets, rhymes, story telling, etc to the
children are given a hot mid-day-meal cooked at the Centre, at the cost of
Rs.1 /- per day per child. The children are also given 2 sets of dresses
annually, at the cost of Rs. 150/- per child.
children between the age group of 3-5 years belonging to Scheduled Caste
are eligible for getting admitted to these Centres
Certificate if available.
Whom to Approach
parents of the young children may approach the organizer of the Women Welfare Centre.
9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. - House Visits
collecting children from their houses.10.00 a.m. to 12.30 noon - conducting
of nursery classes.12.30p.m. to 1.30 p.m. - meals for the children.
Authorities to be
approached in case of delay
Social Welfare Officer of the concerned district.
Welfare Centres were started with the intention of empowering rural Scheduled Caste :
Scheduled Tribe women. The women were taught tailoring, knitting, and other skills during
the afternoon. They were also taught about proper health and sanitation, family planning
methods etc. But now, these women welfare activities are not being implemented by the
Social Welfare Department any more, as the women and child welfare department is carrying
out these programmes extensively.
of Women Welfare Centres
wise existing women welfare canters for the scheduled caste
children-Social welfare department