The Mission, to be chaired by the chief minister, will monitor and review gender budgeting by various ministries and departments and will ensure the effective implementation of various social laws concerning women.
A spokesperson of the Haryana Women and Child Development Department said that the state government has also taken a number of steps to further enhance socio-economic status of women and children in 2012 and these included giving statutory status to the Haryana State Commission for Women, preparation of a draft state nutrition policy, registration of childcare institutions and allocation of funds for construction of new buildings for anganwadi centres.
“Efforts are being made to construct new buildings for the anganwadi centres preferably in the schools or on panchayat land. Over Rs 36.89 crore has been released to construct 387 anganwadi centres in the state.
Training was provided to 173 batches of anganwadi workers, members of Sakshar Mahila Samooh’s (SMS), self help groups on infant and young child feeding practices at the block level by 100 SMS master trainers,” the spokesperson added.
The spokesperson further said that the state government has decided to adopt a zero tolerance policy to deal with exploitation of children and women .