budget 2021 for women and children

BUDGET 2021 – Highlights in relation to women and children

The proposals in Part A will further strengthen the Sankalp of Nation First, Doubling Farmer’s Income, Strong Infrastructure, Healthy India, Good Governance, Opportunities for Youth, Education for All, Women Empowerment, and Inclusive Development, among others,” FM Nirmala Sitharaman said with regards to Budget 2021.

Following are some of the Budget 2021 highlights in relation to women and children:

ParticularsFY 2020-21FY 2021-22
Stand Up India – Margin Money requirement25%15%
Welfare of Assam tea workers – women and their childrenRs 1,000 crore
Women working in all categories and night shifts with adequate protectionAllowed – special policy to be devised.
Programs specific to womenRs 28,600 croreRs 28,600 crore
Allocation to WCD ministryRs 21,008 croreRs 24,435 crore
Saksham Anganwadi & Mission Poshan 2.0Rs 35,600 for nutrition related programs aloneRs 20,105 crore
Allocation for Social service sector -nutrition + social security + welfare2,411.80 croreRs 3,575.96 crore
Allocation for schemes: Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, One Stop Centres, Swadhar Greh, Child Protection, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, Scheme for Adolescent Girls Scheme and UjjawalaNirbhaya Fund: Rs 500 crore Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (maternity benefit): Rs 2,500 crore Scheme for Adolescent Girls: Rs 300 croreNo allocation
Budget for bodies: National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD), Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA), National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), National Commission for Women and Central Social Welfare BoardNCW: Rs 26 crores  Increased allocation from previous year   CARA: Rs 10 crore NCPCR: Rs 18 crore NCW: Rs 27 crore CSWB: Rs 74 crore  
Mission for Protection and Empowerment of WomenRs 786 croreRs 48 crore
Ministry of Social Justice and EmpowermentRs 8,207 croreRs 10,517 crore

Sources: Money Control, Your Story, NDTV, Bloomberg Quint

Veda Thakkar, Associate – POSHequili

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