Budget provisions for women

  • The budget allocation for the welfare of Women and Children under various schemes across all the Ministries the has been increased from Rs. 1,56,528 crores in 2016-17 to Rs. 1,84,632 crores in 2017-18.
  • Rs 500 crore corpus for Mahila Shakti Kendras.
  • Rs 2700 crore for Maternity Benefit Programme under which Rs. 6000 each will be transferred directly to bank accounts of pregnant women undergoing institutional delivery and vaccinate their children.
  • Rs 16745 crore has been allocated for the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme.
  • The allocation for flagship Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme has also been doubled to Rs 200 crore.
  • Allocation for the Child Protection Scheme also has seen a substantially increased to Rs. 648 crore as compared to Rs 397 crore in 2106-17

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