Jaipur: Hon’ble Minister of State for Women and Child Development (Independent Charge), Mrs. Mamta Bhupesh said in a press conference that as per the budget announcement for the year 2020-21, Honourable Chief Minister, as a PILOT PROJECT in 4 districts Udaipur, Dungarpur, Banswara and Pratapgarh of the state, total of six thousand rupees will be given to women on the birth of the second child. This amount will be given on fulfilling the conditions laid down in the mother’s account at different stages. Also, through the new Women’s Policy 2020, continuous monitoring will be done at the state level so that this scheme proves to be a “milestone” for the all-round development of women in the state and not remain just another good scheme on the paper.
Mrs. Mamta Bhupesh said that the State Government is constantly striving to provide better health for women and children.
She told that during the second child, less attention is paid to the health of the mother. With the use of this amount, the mother will be able to take better care of herself and the health of the child. She said that under the pilot project, about 45 Crores rupees will be spent every year involving about 75000 beneficiaries. In this way, about Rs. 225 crores will be spent covering about 3.75 lakh beneficiaries in 5 Years. 100 percent contribution in this will be borne by the state government.
The above 4 districts have been selected to give special attention to these districts because on the nutritional indicators, these districts stand much less than even the average benchmark of Rajasthan.
Please note that in the year 2018-19, during the closing ceremony of Matru Vandana Week, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India has awarded Rajasthan Government the first prize for achieving maximum target in the West Zone. And on August 2019 during Skoch Award ceremony in New Delhi, the department has been awarded the Order of Merit award for its exemplary performance in Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana.
She said that this new policy, has been developed in line with the Sustainable Development Goal No: 5 of the year 2030, which has been approved by the Government of India, and which has mentioned in details all the functions related to women empowerment and its indicators. Through these indicators implementation of women’s policy can be effectively supervised. For better implementation of the policy 19 Departments has come together to work, they are Women and Child Development, Finance, Planning, Medicine, Health and Family Welfare, Education, Social Justice and Empowerment, Home, Panchayati Raj, and Rural Development, Urban Development, Housing and Local Self-Government Institutions, Food and Consumer Department, Agriculture and Revenue Department, Public Health and Engineering, Law and Justice, Forest and Environment, Transport, Industry, Labour and Entrepreneurship Development, Rajasthan jail Department and State Legal Services Authority.