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Tamil Nadu is witnessing a vibrant development phase, with the state government giving special emphasis for the development of the women and children addressing their concern in a multi phased manner to the social welfare and nutritious programme department. 

The Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu under the able guidance of the Honble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu had always ensured the welfare of the poor, the downtrodden, Women, Children, Senior Citizens and third genders. Their health, nutrition, education, protection and development have been improved through various Social Welfare Schemes. They have also been provided with innumerable opportunities and facilities to live a dignified life.

The department has initiated, a comprehensive strategy aimed towards the protection and welfare of girl children and women through schemes like The Chief Ministers Girl Child

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Chief Minister’s Girl Child Protection Scheme

To promote the education of girl children to eradicate female infanticide, and to promote small family norm, the Chief Minister’s Girl Child Protection Scheme introduced during 1992, was restructured during 2001 with increased financial benefits to the girl children enrolled under this scheme.

Cradle Baby Scheme

To eradicate female infanticide and to save the girl Children from the clutches of death, “Cradle Baby Scheme” was first introduced in Salem District during 1992. In the year 2001, the scheme was extended to the multiple districts , where the practice of female infanticide was in existence. This unique scheme has so far saved 5011 children from the clutches of death.

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PT MGR – NUTRITIOUS MEAL PROGRAMME


PT MGR Nutritious Meal Programme was introduced in the year 1982 with the Primary objective of improving nutritional standards and health status of children, besides improving the enrolment in the schools and to reduce dropouts.

Under this scheme, the children from I std to X std in Government Schools, Government aided schools, Local Body Schools and children studying in National Child Labour Project Schools are provided hot cooked meals with egg inside the school campus itself.  In addition they are also provided with Green gram / Bengal gram and Potatoes twice in a week in order to increase their nutritional value.

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu noted with concern that for the last 30 years from the inception of the programme, same type of menu is being given to the children and thus announced the introduction of 13 kinds of

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MARRIAGE ASSISTANCE SCHEMES

Five Marriage Assistance Schemes are implemented to help the daughters of poor parents, orphan girls, widows who re-marry, widows daughter’s marriage and inter-caste married couples.

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  • MOOVALUR RAMAMIRTHAM AMMAIYAR NINAIVU MARRIAGE ASSISTANCE SCHEME

    Dr. DHARMAMBAL AMMAIYAR NINAIVU WIDOW REMARRIAGE ASSISTANCE SCHEME

    E.V.R. MANIAMMAIYAR NINAIVU MARRIAGE ASSISTANCE SCHEME FOR DAUGHTERS OF POOR WIDOWS

    ANNAI THERASA NINAIVU MARRIAGE ASSISTANCE SCHEME FOR ORPHAN GIRLS

    Dr. MUTHULAKSHMI REDDY NINAIVU INTER-CASTE MARRIAGE ASSISTANCE SCHEME

Recent Events

Events conducted by the department to various groups

OTHER SCHEMES BY TAMILNADU GOVERNMENT

Following are few other schemes which is announced by our honourable chief minister.

  • WORKING WOMEN HOSTELS

    Opening up of new avenues of employment in urban areas has motivated many young...

    SERVICE HOMES

    Widows, deserted wives, economically backward women and girls rescued from child...

    SATHIYAVANIMUTHU AMMAIYAR NINAIVU FREE SUPPLY OF SEWING MACHINE SCHEME

    Free supply of Sewing Machine Scheme is being implemented by the Department., in...