12 May 2012

Funds Allocated under Step Scheme of WCD Ministry


Under the Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEP) scheme of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the following fields/sectors are covered:  

Sl. No.
Sectors
1.       
Agriculture
2.       
Animal Husbandry
3.       
Dairying
4.       
Fisheries
5.       
Handlooms
6.       
Handicrafts
7.       
Khadi and Village Industries
8.       
Sericulture
9.       
Social Forestry
10.               
Waste Land Development
11.      
Food Processing
12.      
Services Sector
13.          
Any other locally appropriate sector

Under the guidelines of the scheme revised in 2009, any locally appropriate sector other than those mentioned in the guidelines can be finalized and revised from time to time by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in consultation with State Government.

Furthermore, Rs. 833.14201 lakhs was released to states/UTs under this scheme during 2011-2012. The details of the state-wise funds releasedbetween 2009-2012 are as under:
(Rs. in Lakhs)
Sl. No.
STATES
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
1
Andhra Pradesh
22.15975
135.2085
9.4968
--
2
Arunachal Pradesh
23.2245
14.708
--
--
3
Assam
5.11175
683.1269
18.29925
--
4
Chhattisgarh
--
--
--
--
5
Gujarat
--
25.47
3.37500
--
6
Himachal Pradesh
--
3.79
--
--
7
Haryana
25.65244
22.73
24.07546
--
8
Jammu & Kashmir
54.217
17.43
30.44878
--
9
Kerala
14.05598
18.1778
265.28000
--
10
Karnataka
320.3549
623.464
290.67249
--
11
Madhya Pradesh
75.4551
46.21
10.94040
--
12
Maharashtra
15.7274
294.7751
25.11000
--
13
Manipur
56.50678
100.7302
42.41176
--
14
Meghalaya
--
--
--
--
15
Mizoram
21.909
--
--
--
16
Nagaland
100.45347
118.222
36.31447
--
17
Orissa
35.15495
36.3771
--
--
18
Punjab
87.91027
81.75019
--
--
19
Rajasthan
4.194
3.222
2.20950
--
20
Sikkim
--
--
--
--
21
Tamil Nadu
--
--
--
--
22
Tripura
1.5718
1.57
--
--
23
Uttranchal
57.07564
27.89618
6.52005
--
24
Uttar Pradesh
294.4621
129.6132
36.24862
--
25
West Bengal
10.13325
26.3449
9.92475
--
26
New Delhi
3.23108
20.89
21.81468
--
Total
1228.56116
2431.70610
833.14201
--


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

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