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‘Mission Vatsalya’-- Maharashtra

Published on September 01, 2021
Current Context: The government of Maharashtra launched ‘Mission Vatsalya’.
‘Mission Vatsalya’-- Maharashtra
  • The mission aims to help women who lost their husbands due to COVID-19.
  • Under this mission, several services and 18 benefits will be granted to the women who lost their husbands due to COVID-19.
  • The major focus of the mission is on the widows coming from rural areas, poor backgrounds, and deprived sections.
  • The mission covers the schemes like Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana, Shravanbal Seva State Pension Scheme, Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme and Gharkul Yojana, etc. to offer support to the widows.
  • Around 8,661 women have applied for the Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Anudan Yojana, 405 for the Shravanbal Seva State Pension Scheme, 71 for the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme, 1,209 women for the Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme, and 3 for Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme.
  • Uptil now, 10,349 applications are received for the mission.
  • To execute the mission, department staff, child development project officers, local unit officers, and anganwadi sevika are appointed who will make door-to-door visits and will grant the support.
  • Static Part: 
    • Dams in Maharashtra: Koyna Dam(Koyna River), Isapur Dam (Penganga river), Jayakwadi Dam (Godavari River), Totladoh dam (Pench river)
    • National Parks in Maharashtra: Chandoli NP, Sanjay Gandhi NP, Tadoba NP, Navegaon NP


Q.1 What is the aim of ‘Mission Vatsalya’ which was launched by the government of Maharashtra?
a. Empower Women in rural and tribal areas
b. Support girl child
c. Grant healthy food to the pregnant women
d. Support women who lost their husband due to COVID-19
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