Write a short note on Tamilnadu Government schemes for women 

  • The sex ratio in Tamil Nadu has risen to 996/1000 in 2011.
  • Female literary which was 64 55% in 2001, has attained exponential growth of 73-44% in 2011

Some important schemes for women in Tamilnadu are, 

Cradle Baby Scheme 

  • To eradicate female infanticide and to save girl Children from the clutches of death, Cradle Baby Scheme was introduced in 1992. 
  • Children rescued under the Cradle Baby Scheme have been rehabilitated with an alternate family under adoption programmes.

Chief Minister’s Girl Child Protection Scheme

  • Aimed at preventing gender discrimination by empowering and protecting rights of girl Children through direct investment from Government.
  • The scheme aims to: Promote enrolment and retention of the girl child in school and to ensure her education at least up to intermediate level.
  • Encourage girls to get married only after the age of 18 years. 
  • Encourage parents to adopt family planning norms with two girl children

Sivagami Ammaiyar Memorial Girl Child Protection Scheme/ Tamil Nadu Girl Child Protection Scheme 

  • The financial assistance the girl children in poor families
  • Eligibility Condition:
  • Family income should be below Rs.50,000/- per annum for Scheme I and below Rs.12,000 per annum for Scheme – II. 
  • The application should be made before the beneficiary girl child completes 3 years of age, in the case of Scheme I for single girl child. In the case of two girl children, the application should be made before the second girl child completes 3 years of age. 
  • Either of the parents should have undergone sterilization within 35 years. 
  • The family should have only one/two female children and no male child.
  • In future, no male child should be adopted. 

Amma Two Wheeler Scheme

  • The government will provide 50% subsidy or up to 25,000 purchase of mopeds and scooters
  • Eligibility Condition: All working women in Tamilnadu between the age of 18-40 years, annual income of women should be less than 2.50 lakhs per annum and only one female in a family can apply this scheme. 

Sathiyavanimuthu Ammaiyar Ninaivu Free Supply of Sewing Machine Scheme 

  • To enhance the income of widows, deserted wives, women from economically weaker sections, differently abled men and women, and socially affected women through self-employment.

Tailoring Training Centers for Tribal Women: 

  • Women Tailoring Training Centers are functioning at Salem and Tiruvannamalai exclusively for the tribal women.

Service Homes

  • Widows, deserted wives, economically backward women and girls rescued from child marriage who are neglected by their families are taken care of in the Service homes.
  • The Service Homes provide suitable accommodation, food, health medical facilities. 
  • The inmates can also pursue their schooling if they had discontinued their studies.
  • Protection of women from domestic violence Providing Accommodation, feeding, medical facilities, legal facilities and counselling

 

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