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|
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|
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)|
(*) 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.