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'Taking all steps to safeguard...': Centre on children affected by Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2021 05:37 PM IST
The Ministry of woman and child development (WCD) submitted an affidavit in the Delhi high court in response to a petition filed by a Supreme Court advocate on record.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development’s current budget of Rs 30,007 crore is equivalent to 0.985% of the total budget.(Ministry of WCD/ Twitter)
The Ministry of Women and Child Development’s current budget of Rs 30,007 crore is equivalent to 0.985% of the total budget.(Ministry of WCD/ Twitter)

House panel points to shortfall in allocation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2020 04:34 AM IST
The WCD ministry, responsible for creating an enabling environment for both women and children to access fundamental services, should be given a greater share, the parliamentary standing panel on human resource development said.
The fund was announced by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in 2013 in the aftermath of the gruesome gang rape and murder of a physiotherapy student in New Delhi on December 16, 2012.(HT File Photo)
The fund was announced by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in 2013 in the aftermath of the gruesome gang rape and murder of a physiotherapy student in New Delhi on December 16, 2012.(HT File Photo)

6 years after Dec 16 gangrape, Nirbhaya fund disbursal still a work in progress

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2018 08:20 AM IST
The Nirbhaya fund was announced by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in 2013 in the aftermath of the gruesome gang rape and murder of a physiotherapy student in New Delhi on December 16, 2012.
Union minister of women and child development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi.(HT Photo)
Union minister of women and child development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi.(HT Photo)

WCD ministry to formulate norms for children hostels amid crackdown on shelter homes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2018 12:11 AM IST
The WCD ministry has directed the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to draft the guidelines in consultation with all stakeholders concerned. It also plans to have these guidelines notified under the Juvenile Justice Act.
The ministry of women and child development is of the view that the firecracker industry is “ridden” with child labour and forced labour.(HT/File Photo)
The ministry of women and child development is of the view that the firecracker industry is “ridden” with child labour and forced labour.(HT/File Photo)

Firecracker fumes can cause miscarriage, stunt growth: Govt

Hindustan Times | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 08:01 PM IST
The ministry of women and child development is pushing for stringent regulations on firecrackers across India.
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