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Today Tnpsc Group1 mains challenge-SOCIAL WELFARE policy-2018-19


The Department of Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme implements important schemes for women and children which have contributed in improving gender equality and child sex ratio of the State and eradicating harmful practices such as child marriage and female infanticide. Systematic and structured State Policies have gone a long way in addressing violence and crimes against women and ensure their rights.

The State Government has extended many welfare programme for senior citizens to strengthen their legitimate place in the society and help older people to live the last phase of their life with purpose, dignity and peace. The schemes for Senior Citizens provides financial security, food, health care, shelter and addresses the emotional needs of vulnerable, destitute elders thereby contributing to an equitable share in development.

Tamil Nadu was the first state in the country to form the Third Gender Welfare Board with representatives from the Third Gender community thereby paving way for social inclusion. Third Gender communities who have been a neglected, marginalized group have found a ray of hope through Tamil Nadu Government’s focused schemes aiming to provide an identity and to promote their livelihoods.

These innovative schemes implemented by Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department for different sections of the society have brought laurels to the State and have set an example to the country as a whole.