Social Welfare Department

Government of Meghalaya

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Social Welfare Department caters for the special needs of marginalized group. It aims at bringing tranquility, social and economic development of women, children, disabled and juvenile delinquents in the State. The Department has been able to formulate programmes for the welfare and development of women and children and networking with NGO's. During the last decades, we have undertaken a large number of major initiatives in the Social Welfare Sector. Such achievements are vocational training programmes, rehabilitation services to the disabled, training and capacity building under the erstwhile Udisha innovative programme, supplementary nutrition to children and mothers, care of juvenile delinquents, training for empowerment of women and linkages of SHG (Self Help Group). Besides, continuing existing schemes for children, women, disabled persons in the state it is necessary to give more emphasis on the preventive and rehabilitation measures in the social problems issues like drug addiction, juvenile delinquency, child labour, prostitution and to empower women. Efforts are being made in synergy approach with different allied Government Department and NGO's.