More than 2 lakh distressed women get financial aid in Delhi


New Delhi: Around 2.36 lakh women in distress were given monthly financial assistance in 2018-19 against 2.05 lakh women in 2017-18 in the national capital by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, according to the status report of the Outcome Budget.

Presented by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to the Assembly on Monday, the Outcome Budget stated that 24 programmes were included comprising 207 output indicators, of which 137 were critical indicators.

Under the 'Ladli' scheme, the department received 63,014 applications for fresh enrolment till December against the annual target of 65,000, and 8,241 people were enrolled till December 2018.

Under the scheme, 57,844 cases were renewed against 1,05,319 received for renewal up to December 2018, the report stated.

According to report, 18,214 maturity cases were proposed against the annual target of 26,577 under the scheme.

Around 12.69 lakh children and pregnant women were availing services of nutrition, vaccination and pre-school activities at 10,897 anganwadi centres under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS).

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