Panaji:April 5, 2018 …Ministry of Women & Child Development has introduced the Swadhar Greh Scheme for women which targets the women victims of unfortunate circumstances who are in need of institutional support for rehabilitation so that they could lead their life with dignity.

Under this Scheme, Swadhar Greh will be set up in both the districts (i.e. North Goa district and South Goa district) with capacity of 30 women to cater to the primary need of shelter, food, clothing, medical treatment. The scheme alson aims to care of the women in distress and without any social and economic support. It also provide them with legal aid and guidance to enable them to take steps for their readjustment in family/society.

Swadhar Greh Scheme provide grants in aid to institutions running Shelter Home for Women like State Government agencies including Women Development Corporations established by the State Governments, Central or State autonomous bodies, Municipal bodies, Cantonment Boards, Panchayati Raj Institutions and co-operative institutions, Public Trusts registered under any law for the time being in force, Civil Society Organizations such as NGOs etc. having proven track record of working in the fields of women’s welfare/social welfare/women’s education subject to the condition that such organization is registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860 or any relevant State Act.

For more details and application form the Directorate of Women & Child Development can be contacted at Old Education Building, 2nd Floor, 18th June Road, Panaji also may visit website www.dwcd.gov.goa.