Social Welfare

Can I see another’s woe,
And not be in sorrow too?
Can I see another’s grief,
And not seek for kind relief?
Can I see a falling tear;
And not feel my sorrow’s share?
No, no! never can it be!
Never, never can it be!
“Our motto is to bring back spring in the autumn of their lives”

Social Welfare Services are an indicator of the level of concern the government in particular and the society in general has for the aged, widows, physically disadvantaged, underprivileged and downtrodden sections of the society. As it has been said, “fortune favours some” so all the sections of the society are not fortunate enough to have ample economic avenues and opportunities. And if we do not care for these sections then there will be disgruntlement and inequilibrium in the social set-up which is against inclusive and human growth.
To minimize the sufferings and wipe the tears of these sections of society, the Social Welfare Department and ICDS run many welfare schemes. This chapter delineates the schemes run by the Social Welfare Department and ICDS to empower these sections.

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)
Physical Targets/Achievements under Supplementary Nutrition Programme

S.No. Year Target (No.of persons) Achievement(No. of persons)

1

2008-09

64080

53791

2

2009-10

84375

75600

3

2010-11

83610

83600

4

2011-12

95805

93532

5

2012-13

95795

95795

6

2013-14

95795

95795

7

2014-15

95760

95760

8

2015-16

89240

87320

9

2016-17

89240

84667