The Delhi Cabinet approved child welfare schemes worth Rs 185 crore on Tuesday
The Delhi Cabinet approved child welfare schemes worth Rs 185 crore on Tuesday, according to a statement issued here.
Chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the cabinet released funds for several schemes, including scholarships for minority communities and the ‘Ladli scheme’.
While Rs 76 crore was approved to provide pre-matric, post-matric and merit scholarships for class 1-12 students from SC, ST, and OBC communities, Rs 100 crore was approved for the ‘Ladli scheme’ that looks at empowering school going girls, the statement said.
“The ‘Ladli Scheme’, implemented by the Department of Women and Child development in 2008, aims at promoting education among girls, reducing their drop-out rate and providing financial security,” it noted.
To ensure that the process of education remains inclusive and accessible to all, the cabinet also approved an amount of Rs 2 crore for the ‘Talent Promotion Scheme’ for children with special needs and disabilities.
“Under the Talent Promotion Scheme’, disbursals…