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Women And Child Development

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The Department of Women and Child Development is one of the major departments implementing various programs for women and child development in the district, empowering women economically, socially, politically and culturally. Implementing various schemes, policies and regulations set by the solid government for the development of women and children.

  • Emphasis is placed on training and awareness of mothers and Adolescent girls on supplementary nutritional food, informal pre-school education, health and nutrition, as well as setting the foundation for the universal development of children 0-6 years.
  • Preventing child marriage and raising awareness of the impact of child marriage
  • Preventing trafficking of women and children.
  • Assistance and rehabilitation of women who have no family / social support, no income, and are vulnerable to condemnation.
  • Providing services to support women and children through a network of government / voluntary organizations.
  • Implementing women’s economic empowerment schemes through the WDC.
  • Implementation of dynamic, creative and entertaining programs for the creative talents of the children through the child development academy and district Bala Bhavan.

Department Scope

In 7 Taluks of the Dist. 7 ICDS Projects, 2460 Anganwadi centers, 2038 own buildings, 7 Santwana centers, 29 Creches, 2 Swadhar Gruhas, 1 Govt. Girls Home, 1 Govt. Boys Home, 1 Ujwala Center, 1 State Home for women, Special Adoption Agency, 1 Sakhi One Stop Center are operating.

State Sector Schemes

  • Bhagyalakshmi Yojane
  • Stri Shakti Yojane
  • Anganwadi Workers/Helpers Death Compensation and Idigantu
  • Swadhara Gruha Yojane
  • Scheme for Adolescent Girls
  • POSHAN Abhiyana Yojane
  • Domestic Voilence Act
  • PMMVY Yojane
  • Anganwadi Workers/Helpers N,P,S Yojana
  • SAKHI Scheme
  • Award for Exeptional Children Yojane
  • National Creches Scheme
  • Santwana Yojane
  • Shaurya Award Yojane
  • Prohibition of child Marriage
  • Prevention of Illegal trafficking of Women and Children
  • Ujwala Yojane
  • Hoysala and Keladi Chennamma Award Scheme

District Sector Schemes

  • ICDS Yojane
  • Supplementary Nutrition Programme
  • Management of Anganwadi Centres

District Level Officer Contact Details

B H Krishnappa,
Deputy Director,
Women And Child Development Dept.

Phone : 9448964337

Dr. Santhosh Kumar H,
 District Programme Officer,  Shimoga

Phone : 9964199081

Subordinate Officer's Contact Details

Shashirekha,
Women and Child Development Officer, Shivamogga

Phone : 7892895002/9449396308

Manjunath R,
DCPO, Shimoga,

Phone : 9620130402

Ganga Bai C
CDPO, Shimoga

Phone :  9449029392

Nandakumar M R
CDPO, Shikaripura

Phone : 9448111364

Ganga Bai C
CDPO, Sagara (I/C)

Phone : 9449029392

Praveena,
 CDPO, Thirthahalli (I/C)

Phone : 9448657072

Nandan Kumar
CDPO, Soraba (I/c)

Phone : 9591014878

Suresh C
I/c CDPO, Hosanagara

Phone : 9448111364

Suresha. C
CDPO Bhadravathi

Phone : 9880530117

Smt. Jyothikala K T
Superintendent Govt Girls Home, Shimoga

Phone : 9481406339

Shilpa M Doddamani,
Superintendent Govt Boys Home, Shimoga

Phone : 9663598883

Gayathri K G
Govt Observation Home,
Shimoga

Phone : 7019330570

Sunil Kumar
Karnataka State Women Development Corporation Shimoga(I/c)

Phone : 8310326352/9448681051

Netravathi,
Superintendent Government Adoption Institute Shivamogga (I/c)

Phone : 6360937385