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Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
09-December-2013 16:42 IST
Child Care - Rajiv Gandhi National Crèche Scheme

This Ministry is implementing the Rajiv Gandhi National Crèche Scheme for the Children of Working Mothers which provides day care facilities to the children in the age group of 0-6 years from families with monthly income of less than Rs.12,000/-. The scheme, inter-alia, also provides development services i.e. supplementary nutrition, health care inputs like immunization, polio drops, basic growth monitoring and recreation to such children.

The scheme is being structurally revamped with enhanced financial norms, stringent monitoring and revised sharing pattern between Government of India and the implementing agencies/NGOs.

This was stated by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister for Women and Child Development, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.