Mission Vatsalya

To provide assistance to the women in the state who lost their husbands due to covid thereby ensuring their social security and welfare.

Maharashtra government has come up with Mission Vatsalya programme in the state for those women who lost their husbands due to covid. The initiative was launched and details were provided by Women and Child Development Minister Yashomati Thakur on August 25, 2021. Under this initiative, the state government tends to provide the beneficiaries with the coverage of 18 schemes and services in the state. The state government has mainly launched this initiative for women from rural areas and those belonging to lower income group. Currently about 10,500 beneficiary women have already been covered under this initiative.

Overview:

InitiativeMission Vatsalya
Initiative UnderMaharashtra Government
Launched ByWomen and Child Development Minister Yashomati Thakur
BeneficiariesWomen who lost their husbands due to covid
BenefitCoverage under 18 different schemes and services in the state
ObjectiveTo provide assistance to the women in the state who lost their husbands due to covid thereby ensuring their social security and welfare.

Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the initiative is to provide assistance to the women who lost their husbands due to covid.
  • Under this initiative, the beneficiaries will get a coverage under 18 different schemes and services in the state.
  • The scheme mainly cover widows from rural and lower income group families.
  • It aims at providing social and financial security to the women belonging to lower income groups in these difficult times.
  • This initiative is for betterment and welfare of the women who lost their husbands in these tough and unprecedented times across the state.

Key Points:

  • Women and Child Development Minister Yashomati Thakur launched Mission Vatsalya initiative on August 25, 2021.
  • This initiative is mainly launched for supporting the women in the state who lost their husbands due to covid.
  • Under this programme the state government will provide the benefit of 18 different schemes and services to the beneficiaries mainly including Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana and Gharkul Yojana.
  • All the required certificates will also be provided to them.
  • Women belonging to rural and lower income backgrounds will majorly be covered under the initiative.
  • Women and Child Development department staff, child development project officers, local unit officers, anganwadi sevikas are visiting the homes of such women for providing the services.
  • Since the start of covid pandemic in the state, about 15,095 women lost their husbands due to covid.
  • The district task force has listed about 14,661 beneficiaries under the scheme.
  • The department has already contacted about 10,500 beneficiary women in the state.
  • The state government is taking various efforts to extend support to the people in the state impacted due to covid.
  • This initiative is a crucial step by the government to help the widows in these tough and unprecedented times thereby ensuring their welfare and social security.

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