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Centre convenes meet with states on women welfare policies

delhi Updated: Oct 26, 2009 15:06 IST

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The Centre would hold discussions with state governments to review programmes and policies related to welfare and development of women and children as well elicit their views on the proposed National Mission for Empowerment of Women.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has convened a meeting of state ministers in-charge of Women and Child Development on the issue on October 28.

The meeting will discuss in detail the proposed National Mission on Empowerment of Women, integrated child protection scheme and proposed schemes for empowerment of adolescent girls and conditional maternity benefits.

The Ministry has proposed to launch a National Mission on Empowerment of Women so that activities and policies related with women development conversed effectively to reach women beneficiary.

It is also envisaged that State Missions, District Missions and village Empowerment Groups would be set up under the proposed Mission. In the meeting, views from the State Governments will be sought on the proposed Mission.

The day-long meeting will be chaired by Minister of Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath. Ministers from State Governments, senior officials of various Central Ministries, Child Rights Commission, National Women Commissions and other concerned organisations will participate in the discussions.