Shelter Homes Under Swadhar Greh Scheme

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing the Swadhar Greh Scheme revised with effect from 1st April 2016. The Scheme caters to primary needs of women in difficult circumstances – women and girls rendered homeless due to family discord, crime, violence, mental stress, social ostracism or are being forced into prostitution and are in moral danger. Through the provisions of shelter, food, clothing, counselling, training, clinical and legal aid, the Scheme aims to rehabilitate such women in difficult circumstance economically and emotionally. The details of capacity and occupancy of Swadhar Grehs State-wise is at Annexure.

 

The Ministry has constructed Home for Widows, namely, ‘Krishna Kutir’ at Vrindavan, Mathura in Uttar Pradesh which can accommodate 1000 widows. The home is fully funded by the Ministry. It aims to provide the widows a safe and secure place of stay, health services, nutritious food, legal and counselling services. This Home was inaugurated on 31.08.2018 and it is the largest shelter home for widows in the country.

 

Most of the Swadhar Grehs are running in the rented buildings. One Swadhar Greh in Madhya Pradesh and three, including one Krishna Kutir, have been constructed in Uttar Pradesh.

 

Swadhar Grehs do not have low occupancy, which stands at 76.2% at all-India level during 2021-22. Under the new Mission Shakti, it is envisaged to revise the Scheme guidelines to make them more useful for the beneficiaries and spread awareness about these homes through the National Hub for Empowerment of Women.

 

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

Annexure

 

State- wise Number of Swadhar Grehs, Capacity and Occupancy for FY 2021-22

S. No. State No. of Swadhar Grehs Capacity Occupancy

2021-22

Andaman & Nicobar Island 1 30 9
Andhra Pradesh 21 630 438
Arunachal Pradesh 1 30 22
Assam 16 480 242
Chandigarh 1 30 11
Chhattisgarh 3 90 52
Delhi 2 60 41
Gujarat 8 240 117
Himachal Pradesh 1 30 9
Jammu & Kashmir 2 60 27
Jharkhand 5 150 18
Karnataka 52 1560 1445
Kerala 7 210 165
Madhya Pradesh 15 450 273
Maharashtra 9 270 126
Manipur 23 690 431
Meghalaya 2 60 15
Mizoram 11 330 88
Nagaland 2 60 34
Odisha 54 1620 1667
Puducherry 1 30 10
Punjab 2 60 34
Rajasthan 8 240 203
Sikkim 1 30 18
Tamil Nadu 36 1080 1071
Telangana 21 630 389
Tripura 4 120 64
Uttar Pradesh 14 420 342
Uttarakhand 1 30
West Bengal 33 990 802
  Total 357 10710 8163

 

 

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