There can be no justice, equality or comprehensive social & economic development in societies which deny developmental activities of women & child.
The provision of the Constitution of India granting equality to Women in various spheres create the legal frame work within which the department of Social Welfare functions for women & child development. The Government of Assam has been continuously formulating and initiating strategies to bring women & child into the main stream.
For advancement of Women and Children, the Social Welfare Department formulate plans, policies and programmes, enact and amend legislations, guide and co-ordinate the efforts of both Governmental & Non-Governmental Organizations working in the field of Women & Child Development Sector. Besides playing a nodal role, the department implements certain innovative programmes for Women & Children.
Among various schemes and programmes of the Department, development of Anganwadi Centres as Community Resource Centres for Pregnant & Lactating Mothers and overall development of Women & Children are provided.
The women and child welfare activities are given below in details.