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Andhra Pradesh is one of the few States in the Country, where a separate Department in the Secretariat is functioning to look after the Welfare of Women, Children, Disabled and Senior Citizens. The main objective of the department is to formulate policies and initiatives, strengthen governance and provide budgetary support to

  • Achieve the desired targets for reducing malnutrition, infant and maternal mortality
  • Deliver nutrition and ICDS services effectively with optimum utilization of resources to improve nutrition status of pregnant and lactating women and children under 6 years
  • Ensure protection of children and women in difficult circumstances particularly by providing institutional services and handling legal/ empowerment issues relating to them
  • Ensure that the needs of disabled and senior citizens are met especially in the area of education, employment, access and social security