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Integrated Child Protection Scheme of the Ministry of WCD

New Delhi: September 6,2012

The Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS), which inter-alia aims to provide rehabilitation services to children in difficult circumstances, including such children is being implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

 

Under this Scheme financial assistance is provided to State Governments/UT Administrations for setting up of and maintenance of Open Shelters, either by themselves or through voluntary organisations, for short-term community based care and shelter for such children, which include contact points at railway stations, bus stands, crowded market areas etc. The Scheme also provides grants for Homes of various types for children in difficult circumstances. Children requiring long-term stay and other rehabilitation facilities are referred to Children’s Homes.

The State/UT-wise Open Shelters and various types of Homes, including Children’s Homes provided financial assistance under ICPS during 2011-12, and beneficiaries covered there-under, which includes orphans, is as below-

 

Sl. No.

Name of State/UT

Homes

Beneficiaries

Open Shelters

Beneficiaries

1

Andhra Pradesh

102

6186

17

425

2

Assam

7

285

3

500

3

Bihar

14

699

-

-

4

Chattisgarh

13

415

-

-

5

Gujarat

57

1945

-

-

6

Haryana

9

361

-

-

7

Himachal Pradesh

22

1673

2

50

8

Jharkhand

16

644

-

-

9

Karnataka

63

2328

15

1725

10

Kerala

28

1035

3

55

11

Madhya Pradesh

24

601

-

-

12

Maharashtra

91

3746

4

1300

13

Manipur

13

507

1

25

14

Meghalaya

18

446

-

-

15

Mizoram

4

112

-

-

16

Nagaland

12

577

1

25

17

Orissa

27

1299

-

-

18

Punjab

15

396

-

-

19

Rajasthan

63

3800

2

94

20

Sikkim

5

228

-

-

21

Tamil Nadu

41

2382

14

350

22

Tripura

11

383

3

75

23

Uttar Pradesh

61

2125

18

2625

24

West Bengal

55

3044

22

3095

25

Chandigarh

-

-

1

300

26

Delhi

25

2047

13

775

27

Puducherry

6

217

2

50

Total

802

37,481

121

10,647

 

This was stated by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister for Women and Child Development, in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today.

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