Tummala's Priority to women & child welfare

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The State government was implementing many welfare schemes for the development of women and children in the State, Minister for Women and Child Welfare Tummala Nageshwar Rao said here on Wednesday. 

Hyderabad: The State government was implementing many welfare schemes for the development of women and children in the State, Minister for Women and Child Welfare Tummala Nageshwar Rao said here on Wednesday.

Speaking at a high-level review meeting at NAC in Hitec City here, the Minister said Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was offering timely help and financial assistance to the actual and deserving beneficiaries like women, children, elderly and physically disabled under various welfare schemes.

The State government had allocated Rs 1,553 crore for women and child welfare wing for 2016-17, while it was Rs 1,560 crore during 2015-16 and Rs 1,500 crore during 2014-15. Under Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), about 10.06 lakh children of 0-6 years were benefitted in terms of nutritious food, healthcare and education through Anganawadis, he said.

The Minister also maintained that 5.79 lakh children in the 0-7 years age group received 'strength food' from 35,700 Anganawadi centres and 4.38 lakh women and girls benefited under Kalyana Lakshmi and related schemes in the State.

The government was also spending Rs 508 crore for the benefit of lactating and pregnant women. He claimed that mortality rate of infants had been brought down to 28 per 1000 births in the State while it was 48 at national level.

Similarly, the mortality rate during delivery in hospitals had been reduced to 92 per one lakh deliveries as against 167 at national level, he added.

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