Schemes of Ministry of Women & Child Development

Schemes of Ministry of Women & Child Development

Mission POSHAN 2.0:

  • Poshan 2.0 is an umbrella scheme covering the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) (Anganwadi Services, Poshan Abhiyan, Scheme For Adolescent Girls, National Creche Scheme).
  • It was announced in Union Budget 2021-22 by merging supplementary nutrition programmes and the POSHAN Abhiyaan.
  • It was launched to strengthen nutritional content, delivery, outreach and outcome, with renewed focus on developing practices that nurture health, wellness and immunity to disease and malnutrition in the country.

Poshan Maah:

  • Month of September is celebrated as POSHAN Maah since 2018 to improve nutritional outcomes for children, adolescent girls, pregnant women, and lactating mothers.
  • The activities focus on Social and Behavioural Change Communication (SBCC) and are based on Jan Andolan Guidelines.

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)

  • It was launched on 2nd October, 1975.
  • Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme is one of the flagship programmes of the Government of India and represents one of the world’s largest and unique programmes for early childhood care and development.
The ICDS Scheme offers a package of six services, viz.
  • Supplementary Nutrition
  • Pre-school non-formal education
  • Nutrition & health education
  • Immunization
  • Health check-up and
  • Referral services

The last three services are related to health and are provided by Ministry/Department of Health and Family Welfare through NRHM & Health system.

Services Target Group Service provided by
Supplementary Nutrition Children below 6 years, Pregnant & Lactating Mothers (P&LM) Anganwadi Worker and Anganwadi Helper [MWCD]
Immunization Children below 6 years, Pregnant & Lactating Mothers (P&LM) ANM/MO
[Health system, MHFW]
Health Check-up Children below 6 years, Pregnant & Lactating Mothers (P&LM) ANM/MO/AWW
[Health system, MHFW]
Referral Services Children below 6 years, Pregnant & Lactating Mothers (P&LM) AWW/ANM/MO
[Health system, MHFW]
Pre-School Education Children 3-6 years AWW
Nutrition & Health Education Women (15-45 years) AWW/ANM/MO
[Health system, MHFW & MWCD]

* AWW- Anganwadi Workers,  ANM- Auxiliary Nurse Midwife,  MO- Medical Officer.


Mission Shakti:

  • Mission Shakti is an integrated women empowerment programme is launched as an umbrella scheme for the safety, security and empowerment of women for implementation.
  • The components of Mission Shakti are:


  • It consists of schemes of One Stop Centre (OSC), Women Helpline (WHL), Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP), with a new component of Nari Adalats – women’s collectives to promote and facilitate alternative dispute resolution and gender justice in society and within families.
  • It has been created to ensure the safety and security of women.


  • It consists of erstwhile schemes of Ujjwala, Swadhar Greh and Working Women Hostel, which are added with some modifications.
  • The aim of this is empowerment of women.

Mission Vatsalya:

  • It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme and is implemented in partnership with state governments and UT administrations, with a fund-sharing pattern in a 60:40 ratio.
  • For the eight states in the Northeast — as well as Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the UT of Jammu and Kashmir — the Centre and state/UT’s share will be 90:10
  • MVS, in partnership with states and districts, will execute a 24×7 helpline service for children, as defined under Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.
  • It will support State Adoption Resource Agencies (SARA), which will further support the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) in promoting in-country adoption and regulating inter-country adoption.
  • SARA shall coordinate, monitor and develop the work related to non-institutional care, including adoption in the state.

Components under Mission Vatsalya include:

  •  improving functioning of statutory bodies;
  • strengthening service delivery structures;
  • Upscale institutional care and services;
  • encourage non-institutional community-based care;
  • emergency outreach services;
  • training and capacity building.

Other Schemes:

Rashtriya Bal Kosh:

  • Rashtriya Bal Kosh aims at raising funds from the individuals, corporates, institutions and others sources only for the welfare and development of the programme meant for the children.

Objectives of Rashtriya Bal Kosh:

he following are the objectives of Rashtriya Bal Kosh that possess only for the welfare of children.

  • The primary objective is to enhance the scholarly execution of the youths who are living in the Child Care Institutions (CCIs) that operate according to the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.
  • The Child Care Institutions (CCI) give care and assurance to the vagrants, discovered kids, and support those are in trouble with a decent chance to mould youngsters setting them up for the productive business which leads for prompting quality life in future.
  • This programme will empower the youngsters to learn more practical skills which would help their capacity and ability to build up their self-reliance and to go up against the difficulties.
  • The scheme aims to make an empowering environment by giving impartial opportunities and further the quest for perfection throughout everyday life.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant must be seeking the scholarship which is sheltered in Child Care Institutions are qualified to apply.
  • The CCI ought to be registered under the Juvenile Justice Act 2015 are eligible to apply under this scheme.
  • The applicant ought to have the least regular checks around 55% in his/her last examination of the past class.
  • The school head will be responsible for the concerned establishments where the tyke is seeking after the examination, they should affirm the enlistment of the understudy and 75% of least participation on a yearly premise to empower arrival of the grant. In the event that the understudy meets all the prerequisite as specified above and didn’t secure the location in the legitimacy rundown of 100 understudies, at that point, the permit will not be granted to get the grant.
  • The applicants who are seeking their investigation from the 9th standard onwards are eligible to apply for the grant.
  • The applicant must possess an Aadhar to be linked with their bank account in the Nationalized bank.
  • The applicant will be getting 50% of total scholarship money in case of girl students.
  • The child must not be assisted by any other sources regarding education, on a regular basis.

Kishori Shakti Yojana:

  • Kishori Shakti Yojana (KSY) seeks to empower adolescent girls, so as to enable them to take charge of their lives.
  • It is viewed as a holistic initiative for the development of adolescent girls.
  • The programme through its interventions aims at bringing about a difference in the lives of the adolescent girls.
  • It seeks to provide them with an opportunity to realize their full potential.
  • This scheme is a redesign of the already existing Adolescent Girls (AG) Scheme being implemented as a component under the centrally sponsored Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme.
  • The new scheme dramatically extends the coverage of the earlier scheme with significant content enrichment, strengthens the training component, particularly in skill development, aspects aimed at empowerment and enhanced self-perception.
  • It also fosters convergence with other sectoral programmes, addressing the interrelated needs of adolescent girls and women.


The broad objectives of the Scheme are;
  • to improve the nutritional, health and development status of adolescent girls,
  • promote awareness of health, hygiene, nutrition and family care,
  • link them to opportunities for learning life skills, going back to school,
  • help them gain a better understanding of their social environment and
  • take initiatives to become productive members of the society.