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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 292
ANSWERED ON:  12.07.2019
Shelter Homes/Widow Homes
Vijay Baghel
Will the Minister of



WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Government proposes to set up shelter homes/widow homes in the country;
(b) if so, the details thereof, State-wise including Chhattisgarh; and
(c) the funds sanctioned, released and utilised by the Government in this regard during each of the last two year and the current year, State-wise?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
(SHRIMATI SMRITI ZUBIN IRANI)


(a) to (c): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.



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STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (a) to (c) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO 292 TO BE ANSWERED ON 12.07.2019 SHRI VIJAY BAGHEL REGARDING SHELTER HOMES/WIDOW HOMES


(a) & (b): The Ministry is implementing the Swadhar Greh Scheme with effect from 01.01.2016 by merging two previous schemes viz. ‘Swadhar’ and ‘Short Stay Homes’ which cover the entire country. The Swadhar Greh Scheme largely covers the widows along with women living in difficult circumstances without social and economic support like deserted women and women survivors of natural disaster who have been rendered homeless, trafficked women/girls, women victims of terrorist violence, mentally challenged women/girls who are without support and women with HIV/AIDS deserted by family. These women are in need of institutional support for rehabilitation so that they could lead their life with dignity. The Scheme envisages providing shelter, food, clothing and health services as well as economic and social security for them along with facilitating their emotional and economic rehabilitation into the society. The State-wise details of Swadhar Greh including State of Chhattisgarh is at Annexure I.


Additionally, the Ministry has constructed a Home for Widows namely ‘Krishna Kutir’ with a capacity of 1000 inmates at Vrindavan, District Mathura, Uttar Pradesh to provide the widows a safe and secure place of stay, health services, nutritious food, legal and counseling services.


(c): The details of funds sanctioned, released and utilised by the Government in Swadhar Greh Scheme during each of the last two years and current year, State-wise is at Annexure II.


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Annexure-I

Annexure referred to in reply to part (a) & (b) of Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 292 for 12.07.2019 regarding Shelter Homes/ Widow Homes. The State-wise details of Swadhar Greh.

S.No. Name of State/UT No. of Swadhar Greh (till date)
1 Andhra Pradesh 29
2 Arunachal Pradesh 1
3 Assam 16
4 Punjab 2
5 Chhattisgarh 3
6 Gujarat 4
7 Jammu & Kashmir 3
8 Jharkhand 3
9 Karnataka 51
10 Kerala 7
11 Madhya Pradesh 16
12 Maharashtra 50
13 Manipur 23
14 Mizoram 11
15 Meghalaya 2
16 Nagaland 2
17 Odisha 55
18 Rajasthan 6
19 Sikkim 1
20 Tamil Nadu 35
21 Telangana 19
22 Tripura 4
23 Uttar Pradesh 13
24 Uttrakhand 4
25 West Bengal 48
26 Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1
27 Union Territory of Chandigarh 1
28 NCT of Delhi 2
29 Union Territory of Pondicherry 1
Total 413







Annexure-II

Annexure referred to in reply to part (c) of Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 292 for 12.07.2019 regarding Shelter Homes/ Widow Homes The State-wise details of funds sanctioned/ released and utilised under Swadhar Greh Scheme during the last two years and current year.
(Rupees in lakhs)

S. No. States/UTs Amount Sanctioned/ Released to State Govt. during year 2017-18


Amount Utilised by State Govt during year 2017-18 Amount Sanctioned/ Released to State Govt. during year 2018-19


Amount Utilised by the State Govt. during year 2018-19 Amount Sanctioned/ Released to State Govt. during year 2019-20
(till date) Amount Utilised by the State Govt. during year 2019-20
(till date)
1. Andhra Pradesh 140.63 - - - 49.07 -
2. Assam 194.71 194.71 152.60 - 104.68 -
3. Andaman & Nicobar Island 9.01 7.76 7.27 7.27 -
4. Arunachal Pradesh 8.11 8.11 18.05 - 6.54 -
5. Bihar 86.54 0 0 - 0 -
6. Chandigarh 9.01 7.70 6.64 - 7.99 -
7. Chhattisgarh 16.22 16.22 30.25 - 13.08 -
8. Delhi 18.02 15.81 16.10 - 18.38 -
9. Gujarat 37.86 37.86 0 - 18.31 -
10. Goa 5.40 - 0 - 0 -
11. Haryana 9.77 9.77 3.39 - 0 -
12. Jharkhand 16.22 - 0 - 0 -
13. Jammu & Kashmir 32.45 32.45 36.20 36.20 38.87 -
14. Karnataka 505.99 505.99 274.35 - 229.45 -
15. Kerala 43.27 43.27 69.59 - 32.26 -
16. Madhya Pradesh 32.45 25.79 46.09 - 151.64 -
17. Maharashtra 411.07 - 0 - 0 -
18. Mizoram 16.22 16.22 81.09 - 71.97 -
19. Manipur 186.61 186.61 424.30 - 150.48 -
20. Meghalaya 8.72 - 0 0 -
21. Nagaland 8.11 8.11 25.69 - 13.08 -
22. Odisha 463.24 395.21 456.79 - 286.73 -
23. Punjab 10.82 2.34 8.00 - 9.58 -
24. Puducherry 9.01 9.01 20.06 - 7.99 -
25. Rajasthan 75.73 14.44 0 - 27.46 -
26. Sikkim 8.11 8.11 6.72 6.72 10.63 -
27. Tamil Nadu 216.36 196.05 409.75 - 160.15 -
28. Telangana 124.40 87.24 116.09 116.09 0 -
29. Tripura 32.45 32.45 46.23 - 26.17 -
30. Uttar Pradesh 430.60 - 0 - 0 -
31. Uttarakhand 73.02 27.00 0 - 0 -
32. West Bengal 430.29 - 0 - 0 -
Total 3670.42 1888.23 2255.25 159.01 1441.78

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