Ministry of Women and Child Development News
The country`s first-ever girl Panchayat, ‘Balika Panchayat’ aims to promote active participation of girls in politics. This is an initiative of Women and Child Development Welfare department of Gujarat Government under `Beti Bachao Beti Padhao` campaign. ‘Balika Panchayat’ was started in several villages of Gujarat`s Kutch district.
The statement by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani comes as a written reply in Lok Sabha on Friday. "Global Hunger Index (GHI) does not reflect India`s true picture as it is a flawed measure of `Hunger`. It should not be taken at face value as it is neither appropriate nor representative of hunger prevalent in a country," Irani said.
For states, the WCD asked the officials to temporarily allocate child care institutions (CCIs) to house children whose parents are unwell due to COVID-19. District police teams have to stay alert and vigilant to prevent trafficking of children, illegal adoption, child marriage, child labour or any other kind of abuse. The WCD ministry also stressed on imparting free education through government day schools or residential schools for all children who have lost their parents during the pandemic.
The court added that it will intervene only when there is some illegal act going on, or if there's something that is detrimental to larger public interest The petitioner said that mobile phones have completely taken over people's lives and even children crave for and obtain mobile phones. The addiction destroys the career-building phase of a young adult and may even lead to suicidal tendencies, the petitioner also contended