Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched five new online services of Women and Child Development and Mission Shakti Department (DoWCD&MS) under 5-T initiatives. These online services are e-Kalika, Mo Chhatua App, e- Manadeya Portal, Mamata App and Mo Sisu Portal.
Launching these initiatives today through video conference Patnaik said State Government has been giving priority on empowerment of women and welfare of children since last 20 years and for this, starting from reservation for women in Panchayati Raj Institutions to empowerment of 70 Lakh women have been effected through Mission Shakti Programme. “Odisha is the only State in the entire country to introduce Nutrition budget,” the Chief Minister said.
He further said that starting from Anganwadi to Women Self Help Groups, Crèches, Hostels for working women, Destitute Home and Child Care Institutions have been working to provide all sort of services to mothers and children. Five online services launched today will be successful in providing qualitative services to beneficiaries in the changed situation, he said.
The initiatives launched today are ‘Mo-Chhatua App’ for streamlining supply chain management of Take Home Ration (Chhatua); e-Kalika, an application for monitoring crèches for children under three; ‘Mo Sishu portal’, a comprehensive web based information management and monitoring system exclusively for child protection services; ‘MAMATA App & MIS’, making the flagship conditional cash transfer benefit scheme for pregnant women hassle free, paperless and citizen centric.
Also launched on the occasion was ‘e-manadeya’ portal, for seamless, paperless transfer of honorarium to 1, 34,758 AWWs, mini Anganwadi workers and helpers.
On this occasion WCD Department also entered into technical collaboration with CFTRI (Central Food Technological Research Institute) for improving the quality of THR (Take Home Ration) including testing of samples of THR and hot cooked meals, mentoring THR producing women self help groups and capacity building of ICDS functionaries and women SHG.
Also an understanding has been entered into with ICMR- RMRC (Indian Council of Medical Research – Regional Medical Research Centre) to conduct an annual nutrition survey. The WCD & MS Department also entered into a technical collaboration with UNICEF on capacity building of the Odisha State Child Protection Society to strengthen the capacities of the statutory bodies, service delivery structures and caregivers under the State Child Protection Scheme and with the World Food Programme for technical support for fortification.
Women and Child Development Tukuni Sahu, Principal Secretary, WCD Department Anu Garg were present in the program while VK Pandian, Secretary to Chief Minister (5-T) moderated.