Survey of Orphan and single parent children in Odisha to be complete by 5th October

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Bhubaneswar: To get an exact number of orphan children and children of single parent
living in the state and to bring them to the protective network of the society
through intervention of the government where ever required, Department of
Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti have decided to conduct
mapping of orphan children through out the state. The Survey has to be made
district wise across the state by the Anganwadi workers engaged in the
Anganwadi centres. The District functionaries like DSWO and DCPO are to be
entrusted to supervise the survey process. Utmost priority should be given on
accurate collection of data in the prescribed format to avoid any complain and
allegation. The consolidated data to be send to the Department by 5th of October,
2019 after the approval of Collectors of concerned Districts. Necessary
honorarium for the Anganwadi workers in this regard will be paid. W&CD and
MS Department have issued necessary request letter to all District Collectors in
this regard.
Government in W&CD and MS Department is implementing Biju Sishu
Surkhya Yojana, running Child Care Institutions in districts, creating awareness
against Child marriage and encouraging couples for adoption of children. But
without proper identification children are not getting benefits from these
programmes. So it has become imperative to identify these targeted children and
update their status. As Hon’ble Chief Minister has already approved the same
under implementation of 5Ts for the Department of Women & Child
Development and Mission Shakti, survey has to be completed in a time bound
manner said, Smt. Anu Garg, Principal Secretary of the Department.

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