Integrated Child Protection Scheme for Street Children

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SOCIALEQUALITY INDIA NEWS

Prior to 2009-10, Ministry of Women and Child Development was implementing a plan scheme namely, ‘An Integrated Programme for Street Children’ for the welfare and rehabilitation of street children under which funds were released directly to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). This scheme has been merged under the ‘Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS)’ which is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme introduced by the Ministry in 2009-10 for implementation through State Governments and Union Territory Administrations.

The objective of ICPS is to provide safe and secure environment for overall development of children who are in need of care and protection and children in conflict with law. ICPS envisages for establishment and maintenance of Children’s Homes, Open Shelters in urban and semi-urban areas and Specialised Adoption Agencies (SAAs), for children in need of care and protection including destitute/orphan/street children.

The State-wise number of street/destitute children benefited under the scheme ‘An Integrated Programme for Street Children’ during 2008-09  is as under:

Sl. No. Name of the State/Union Territory No. of Beneficiaries
1. Andhra Pradesh 2,570
2. Assam 700
3. Gujarat 2,850
4. Karnataka 1,150
5. Maharashtra 1,112
6. Orissa 600
7. Punjab 1,200
8. Rajasthan 1,600
9. Tamil Nadu 200
10. Uttar Pradesh 4,540
11. West Bengal 13,300
12. Chandigarh 600
13. Delhi 2,166
  Total 32,588

 

The State-wise, number of children in need of care and protection and children in conflict with law including destitute/orphan/ street children covered under ICPS during 2009-10 is as under:

Sl. No. Name of the State No. of Children
1 Andhra Pradesh 3,644
2 Manipur 630
3 Orissa 420
4 West Bengal 10,515
5 Assam 1,010
6 Rajasthan 4,620
7 Gujarat 5,534
8 Kerala 1,264
9 Haryana 364
10 Karnataka 4,392
11 Tamil Nadu 2,772
12 Nagaland 100
13 Chattisgarh 415
  Total 35,680

 

The State-wise central share of funds sanctioned, released and utilized by the State Governments during 2009-10 under ICPS is as under:

Sl. No. Name of the State Amount sanctioned (in Rupees) Amount released (in Rupees) Amount Utilized (in Rupees)
1. Andhra Pradesh 5,04,49,000 5,04,49,000 *
2. Nagaland 1,90,11,586 1,90,11,586 *
3. Madhya Pradesh 4,81,61,769 4,81,61,769 Nil
4. Manipur 1,05,42,333 1,05,42,333 *
5. Orissa 1,46,41,609 1,46,41,609 67,44,035
6. West Bengal 5,00,86,000 5,00,86,000 *
7. Chattisgarh 2,06,12,866 2,06,12,866 *
8. Assam 1,29,92,000 1,29,92,000 *
9. Rajasthan 2,25,07,035 2,25,07,035 1,60,15,250
10. Gujarat 2,69,42,133 2,69,42,133 *
11. Kerala 1,49,15,627 1,49,15,627 74,27,985
12. Tamil Nadu 1,93,11,851 1,93,11,851 1,93,11,851
13. Haryana 25,61,327 25,61,327 Nil
14. Karnataka 2,03,10,783 2,03,10,783 *

(*) Utilization Certificates are awaited from the State Governments.

This information was given by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister of State for Women and Child Development in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

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