State Initiatives

Odisha State Policy for Girls and Women, 2014

The State Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri Naveen Patnaik approves the “Odisha State Policy for Girls and Women 2014” on 16th July 2014.

Odisha State Policy for Girls and Women, 2014(English)

Odisha State Policy for Girls and Women, 2014 (Odia)

Decentralisation of ICDS Feeding Programmes

Recent decades have seen significant progress in child survival. In contrast to this progress in reducing childhood undernutrition is slow. Maternal undernutrition, long-term exposure to poor diet and repeated infections impacts children’s nutritional status. Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) is a major national programme that addresses the needs of children under the age of six years. It seeks to provide young children with an integrated package of services such as supplementary nutrition, healthcare and preschool education.

launching Mamata on 19 Oct 2011

Till May 2015 approx 633.77 Crores has reached to more than 15.52 lakh households (including ST & SC households) across the state through direct fund transfer to the right/legitimate beneficiary (Pregnant women) bank account, in a transparent way, removing any/all forms of intermediaries in a time-bound manner. This speaks about the huge success of the scheme.