Punjab govt to spend Rs 21.24 cr under child prote
Chandigarh: Punjab government has issued a grant of Rs 21.24 crore under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) to provide safe and secure environment for the overall development of underprivileged children.
The objective of the scheme was to bring several existing child protection programmes under one umbrella, thereby contributing to the improvement in the well being of children in difficult circumstances and reduce their vulnerability to situations that lead to child abuse, an official spokesman said here today.
The Planning Department had been allocated Rs 572 lakh as state share and Rs 1,528.24 lakh as central share for the year 2012-13, he said.
The state Finance Department had released Rs 764.12 lakh as central share and Rs 231 lakh as state share till now.
Out of 22 districts in Haryana, the state government had constituted child welfare committees in 20 districts and Juvenile Justice Board in each district, the spokesman said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
More from Health
- PM Narendra Modi's speech at Heart of Asia conference
- India-Afghanistan thrash Pakistan over terrorism issue in Heart of Asia conference
- Gujarat: Goods train engine catches fire in Surat
- Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's condition extremely grave
- Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa suffers cardiac arrest; being monitored
- Fake or Real? 'Alien animal' caught on Karnataka-Kerala border
- People want to know whether Jayalalithaa is alive or not; PM Narendra Modi must intervene, says expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa
- Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's condition continues to remain critical after suffering cardiac arrest
- Jayalalithaa's health condition: Amma critical, nation's political fraternity expresses concern - Who said what
- Jayalalithaa's health condition: AIADMK member from Cuddalore dies after seeing news about Tamil Nadu CM's cardiac arrest