Right to Information Act Women Development and Child Welfare

Chapter 2 - Organization, Functions and Duties [Section 4(1)(b)(i)]


Name of the




Women Development and Child Welfare Department

Office of the Director, WD&CW, H.NO. 8-3-222, Vengal Rao Nagar, Behind Saradhi Studios, Ameerpet , Hyderabad

  1. During 1957-58 to provide assistants to the Women in Social, Moral Hygienic and Health care programmes. The Government established 5 State Homes.
  2. To cater the needs of orphans and destitute children of disabled parents Children Homes were introduced in the State. Now 81 Children Homes functioning in the State.
  3. In the year 1974 Home for Collegiate Girls were started now for the inmates for the children homes who passed 10th class for further studies now 6 Homes for Collegiate girls are functioning in the state.

4.  5 Service Homes are functioning for the benefit of destitute women, Widows and Divorce  women who are age group of 18 to 35 years.

  1. Provide services to the children 0 to 6 years of age group, Pregnant women and Lactating Mother introduced ICDS Scheme in the State in the year 1975 know 385 ICDS Project are functioning in the State.
  2. Anganwadi workers are the gross route level functionaries of the ICDS Scheme.
  3. Girl Child Protection Scheme is introduced in1996.
  4. Kishore Shakthi Yojana.
  5. Balika Samrudddhi Yojana.
  6. Adoption cell was created during 2000-2001.
  7. Swayam Siddha Scheme.