Gujarat’s Ministry of Women and Child Development ensures the nourishment of children and the empowerment of women living in dignity, as well as the nutrition and development of women in a safe and nondiscriminatory environment. The goal is to enhance the nutritional and health status of children aged 0 to 6 years.
To create the groundwork for a child’s optimal psychological, physical, and social growth. To lower mortality, morbidity, and malnutrition rates. To improve the mother’s ability to care for her child’s normal health and nutrition by providing correct nutrition and health education. Through Anganwadi, provide vital health services to young children, expectant and pregnant moms, and adolescent females, as well as lactating mothers and adolescents. In Anganwadi, children aged 3-6 years receive pre-primary education.
To avoid female feticide and to assure the girl child’s life, education, and protection.
The Indian Constitution resolves to make India a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic and to ensure that all citizens have access to their Fundamental Rights. The Gender Equality Principle guarantees women’s equality and authorises the state to take positive discriminatory measures in their favour.
The WCD department, in collaboration with the ICDS and IWDS (Integrated Child Development Service and Integrated Women’s Development Service), works to empower, uplift, and protect women and children through a variety of programmes. The ICDS and IWDS schemes were initiated by the Government of India in 1975 and have since grown to include over 5000 programmes in 35 states, serving 35 million children (0-6 years) and 6.6 million pregnant and nursing women through a network of 6 lac Anganwadi centres.
Gujarat’s Ministry of Women and Child Development has introduced the Saat Phera Samuh Yojana. The scheme attempts to save money on marriages by encouraging girls from Scheduled Castes to marry in groups. This is a scheme that assists Scheduled Caste families with an annual income of Rs. 11,000 or less. Under this scheme, the department organizes a combined marriage and the wedded couple receives Rs. 5000 in the form of a Narmada Shreenidhi Certificate along with a Marriage Certificate, as well as Rs. 1000 for organizing the Samuh Lagna. This scheme is available to all women who live in Gujarat and are from a Scheduled Caste. An application form can be obtained from the nearest women and child development department.
Benefits of Gujarat’s Saat Phera Samuh Yojana include:
The Saat Phera Samuh Yojana provides financial assistance to Scheduled Castes.
Under this scheme, the department organizes a combined marriage and the wedded pair receives Rs. 5000 in the form of a Narmada Shreenidhi Certificate along with a Marriage Certificate, as well as a sum of Rs. 1000 for organising the Samuh Lagna.
Despite their lower socioeconomic status, SC females can get married under this program.
Required eligibility and conditions applying for Saat Phera Samuh Yojana in Gujarat:
This scheme is for women who live in Gujarat and belong to the Scheduled Caste.
The applicant’s family’s annual income should not exceed Rs. 11,000 per year.
- Domicile certificate and electricity bill are examples of proof of residence.
- Aadhar card, voter ID card, BPL card are all acceptable forms of identification (if available)
- Form of application (if available)
- Certificate of Caste
- Photograph of passport size
- Certificate of Income
Beneficiary applicants should get an application form from their nearest Department of Women and Child Development and submit it along with the above-mentioned papers to the same agency.