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DCW dealt with over 52K cases in past 3 years; 101 new Anganwadi hub centres

DCW dealt with over 52K cases in past 3 years; 101 new Anganwadi hub centres

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has dealt with over 52,000 cases in the last three years, which is more than double the numbers addressed in the past eight years, the Outcome Budget of Delhi government Monday said. The Outcome Budget was presented by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the Delhi Assembly.

It said between 2015-18, a total of 52,473 cases were addressed by the DCW in comparison to 20,000 cases dealt between 2007-15. As many as 24 programmes were included in the Women and Child Development (WCD) in 2018-19, it said. "The work of DCW is being praised by everyone. When I attained a meeting by Union WCD minister Maneka Gandhi she praised the way DCW chairperson is working," said Deputy CM Sisodia.

The report also said that 101 Anganwadi hub centres have been set-up by merging 357 Anganwadi centres on the pattern of the pre-school delivery system. It pointed out that spacious and vibrant 'mohalla playschools' for children aged between 3-6 years from an economically disadvantaged background has also been developed.

As many as 10,897 Anganwadi centres are presently providing nutrition, vaccination, health services and pre-school activities under Integrated Child Development Services, a government programme which provides food, preschool education, primary healthcare, immunization, health check-up and referral services to children under six years of age and their mothers. The Outcome Budget mentioned that 75 per cent of the 137 critical indicators under the WCD Department was "on track" while 15 per cent of the 21 critical indicators under the WCD department were "off track".

Meanwhile, the report also noted various improvement in the social development sector. "Under Financial Assistance to Differently–Abled Persons financial assistance of Rs 2,500 per month is provided to Delhi residents more than 40 per cent disabled, between the age group of 0-59 years, with family income not more than Rs 1 lakh per annum," the report noted.

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