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All Major Programmes of WCD Ministry brought under 3 Umbrella Schemes 

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WCD ministry classifies major programmes under 3 umbrella schemesThe Ministry of Women & Child Development (WCD) stated that it has classified all its major programmes under 3 umbrella schemes namely – Mission Poshan 2.0 (Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition), Mission Vatsalya & Mission Shakti for the sake of better Implementation of the schemes & programmes.

Importance of WCD Ministry

  • According to the 2011 census, Women & Children constitute 67.7% of India’s Population.
  • It was set up as a Separate Ministry in 2006 for ensuring nourishment of children to grow in a safe & secure environment & empower women by freeing them from all forms of discrimination and violence.

Objective of WCD 

  • To address gaps in State action for Women & Children
  • To promote inter-ministerial & inter-sectoral convergence for creating gender equitable & child centred legislation, policies & programmes.

Umbrella SchemeSchemes IncludedAllocations in Union Budget 2021-22 
Saksham Anganwadi & POSHAN 2.0
  • Umbrella ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services)
  • Anganwadi Services
  • Poshan Abhiyan
  • Scheme for Adolescent girls
  • National Creme Scheme
INR 20, 105 Crores
Mission VatsalyaChild Protection Services and Child Welfare ServicesINR 900 Crores
Mission ShaktiSAMBAL 

  • One Stop Centre
  • Mahila Police Volunteer
  • Women’s Helpline / Swadhar / Ujjawala/Widow Homes


  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
  • Creche
  • Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana
  • Gender Budgeting/Research
INR 3, 109 Crores


  • The supplementary nutrition programme & the POSHAN Abhiyaan were merged to launch Mission POSHAN 2.0.
  • Objective – To Strengthen nutritional content, delivery, outreach & outcome.
  • In the Union Budget of 2021-22, INR 24, 435 Crore was allocated to the WCD Ministry, out of that INR 20, 105 Crore was allocated to Saksham Anganwadi & Poshan 2.0.

Mission Vatsalya

  • It was set up to look into child protection services & welfare services

Mission SHAKTI

  • It was set up for Protection & Empowerment of Women
  • It will run in convergence with other Umbrella schemes of WCD such as Mission POSHAN 2.0, Mission VATSALYA & Mission SAKSHAM-Anganwadi

Recent Related News:

i.On September 20, 2020, Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) inked MoU with the AYUSH Ministry to control Malnutrition as a part of POSHAN Abhiyaan.

About Ministry of Women & Child Development:

Union Minister – Smriti Irani (Lok Sabha MP, Constituency – Amethi, UP)
Minister of State – Debasree Chaudhuri (Lok Sabha MP, Constituency – Raiganj, West Bengal)