The central government of India has launched various children services schemes for the welfare of young children as well as to their families. Some of the centrally sponsored schemes of the central government are as follows:
Scheme for Welfare of Working Children in Need of Care and Protection
This is a centrally sponsored scheme that is meant to offer children services such as vocational training and non-formal education. The welfare scheme is targeted especially to the children that are working in dhabas, mechanic shops, domestic works, etc. This scheme would help them to attain main stream education in various centers. The scheme is meant to help those children that have no family support at all.
An Integrated Program for Street Children
This program is meant to prevent the insolvency of children by offering them shelter, education, healthcare, nutrition and recreation. This plan is meant to safeguard the children from exploitation and abuse. The plan is targeted especially to the children who are living on the streets since they are highly vulnerable to abuse or exploitation.
Kishori Shakti Yojana
This is yet another children services program that is meant to improve the nutrition and also to promote health, hygiene as well as family care. This program empowers the adolescent girls to lead their life in their own way. The program has been designed in such a way that it allows an adolescent girl the opportunity to realize their potential. Kishori Shakti Yojna is a redesigned scheme of Adolescent Girl Scheme and is a component of the Integrated Child Development Services Scheme.
National Creche Fund
This fund was established in the year 1994 that is meant to overcome the growing demands for crèches for the children up to 5 years of age. This main aim is to open or to establish crèche programs in the rural as well as in the slum areas. The plan is administered by the State Governments and the Mahila Mandals.