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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, 2439 Anganwadi centers, 1906 own buildings, 9 Destitute cottages, 7 Santwana centers, 29 Creches, 2 Swadhar Gruhas, 1 Govt. Girls Home, 1 Govt. Boys Home, 1 Ujwala Center, 1 State Home for women, 1 Sakhi One Stop Center are operating.

State Sector Schemes

  • Bhagyalakshmi Yojane
  • Stri Shakti Yojane
  • Medical expenses for severe children
  • Swadhara Gruha Yojane
  • Scheme for Adolescent Girls
  • POSHAN Abhiyana Yojane
  • Domestic Voilence Act
  • PMMVY Yojane
  • Matrushree Yojane
  • 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

District Sector Schemes

  • ICDS Yojane
  • Supplementary Nutrition Programme
  • Destitute Cottage Yojane

District Level Officer Contact Details

Shri Ieranna S Panchal,
Deputy Director,
Women And Child Development Dept.

Phone : 9591061005

Smt Ganga Bai .C,

I/c Programme Officer and Women & Child Development Officer Shimoga

Phone : 9449029392

Subordinate Officer's Contact Details

Chandrappa. N
CDPO, Shimoga

Phone :  9844642483

Suresha. C
CDPO Bhadravathi

Phone : 9880530117

Chidanandappa.N
CDPO, Shikaripura

Phone : 9731732120

Nuthan Ashok Nayak
I/c CDPO, Hosanagara

Phone : 9980429784

Nagarathna Nayak
I/c CDPO, Sagara

Phone : 9449110582

KC Diwakar,
 I/c CDPO, Thirthahalli

Phone : 9448193863

Indra A.S,
 CDPO, Soraba

Phone : 9731102409

Akshaya,
I/c Superintendent,
State home for women, Shivamogga

Phone : 7892895002

GG Suresh,
DCPO, Shimoga ,

Phone : 9480023638

Rathnavathi V Honnikoppa,
Superintendent Govt Girls Home, Shimoga

Phone : 8073355032

Ganesh Lingaudra,
Superintendent Govt Boys Home, Shimoga

Phone : 9663340437

Bhadre Gowda,
Govt Observation Home,
Shimoga

Phone : 9980413296