Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of Manipur
implemented many schemes for the welfare and up liftmen of Women of
Manipur specially destitute, divorced, widows etc. Some of the schemes
currently implemented are as follows:
It is a centrally sponsored scheme implemented under Integrated
Women Empowerment Programme with the following objectives:-
Establishment of self reliant
womens self help group
Creation of confidence and
awareness among member of self help group regarding womens status,
health, nutrition, education, sanitation and hygiene, legal rights,
economic upliftment and other economic and political issues.
institutionalizing the habits in rural women and their control over
Improving access of women to micro credit.
Involvement of women in local
level planning and
Convergence of services of
department of women and child development and other department
To implement this scheme
Government of Manipur has selected three blocks viz
(i) Imphal East II (Keirao Bitrao)
(ii) Churachandpur Tribal Development Block
(iii) Chandel Tribal Development Block
Social Welfare Department is the
nodal department and Joint Director, Social Welfare is the nodal officer.
Assistance from Central
to Training and Employment Programme (STEP)
Department of Women and
Child Development, Ministry of Human Resource
Development, Sashtri Bhavan- New Delhi has given financial support
to impart training under this programme. The programme aims to increase
the self-reliance and autonomy of women
by enhancing their productivity and enabling them to take up income
generation activities. It provides training for skill up gradation to poor
and asset less women in the traditional sectors viz – agriculture,
animal husbandry, dairying,
fisheries, handlooms, handicrafts, Khadi and village Industries,
sericulture, social forestry and wasteland development.
up of Employment-cum-Income Generating units (NORAD)
This programme, partially assisted by NORAD, aims to improve the lives of poor women by training them in
traditional and non-traditional trades viz.- electronics, watch assembly,
basic and advanced computer training, garment making, secretariat
practice, embroidery etc. and to ensure their employment in these areas
Construction/Expansion of Hostel Building for
working Women with a Day Care Center
Under this scheme financial assistance is extended to voluntary
organizations, public sector undertakings, state government and
Educational Institutions for construction of hostels for working women in
order to enhance enrolment of women in unemployment and in technical training. The
objective is to provide cheap and safe hostel accommodation
to employed women living out of their homes.
Short stay homes for Women and girls (SSH)
The SSH scheme for Women and girls
who have no local support systems due to family problems, mental
strains, social ostracism, exploitation and other causes. The services
extended in these homes include medical care, psychiatric therapy,
educational cum vocational training, recreational facilities etc.
A scheme for women in difficult circumstances with the
objectives as follows :
To provide primary need of
shelter, food, clothing and care to the marginalized women, girls living in difficult circumstances who are without any social
and economic support
women homes for Women run by State as well as Women’s Association
with grant of Rs. 20,000/- as usual from Govt. of Manipur.
To provide emotional
support and counseling to such women.
To rehabilitate them socially
and economically through education, awareness, skill up gradation and
personality development through behavioral training etc.
To arrange for specific
clinical, legal and other support for women/girls in need of
those intervention by linking and net working with other organizations
in both Govt. Non-Government sector on case to case basis.
To provide such other services and will be required for the
support and rehabilitation to such women in distress.
Target Group /Beneficiaries
The following shall be the target group beneficiaries
of the scheme
Widows deserted by their families and
relatives and left uncared near religious places where they are
victims of exploitation.
Women prisoners released from jail and
without family support.
Women survivors of natural disaster who
have been rendered homes and are without any social and economic
Trafficked women/girls rescued or run
away from brothels or other places
or women/girl victims of sexual crimes who are disowned by
family or who do not want to go back to respective family for various
Women victims of terrorist violence who
are without any family support and without any economic means for survival.
Mutually disordered women who are
without any support of family or relatives
Other schemes for Women
are organised and conducted for women including School
drop-outs in the different traditional and non-traditional trades such as
Handloom weaving, type writing & short hand, Readymade Garments,
Mosquito Net weaving, Leather, Beauty culture and Computer etc. in
collaboration with N.G.Os under the various schemes of Govt. of India.
here for homes/training centre