Women Development Corporation,Bihar
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Smt Harjot Kaur Bamhrah, IAS.
Managing Director
WDC Bihar
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महिला हेल्पलाईन :
निबंधित वाद : 68997, निष्पादित वाद : 58528
अल्पावास गृह :
निबंधित संवासिन : 16747, पुर्नवासित संवासिन : 16638
Introduction :
Progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment in Bihar has been built upon strong commitments by the government’s unflagging effort. Gender inequality arising out of social norms and cultural traditions has been addressed through a range of direct and indirect measures to bring about social change, especially changes in attitudes and perception towards women. The states’ effort itself reflects the aspirations of women in the state.
The Department of Social Welfare constitutes of dedicated Directorates and Corporations that are designated to take up specific responsibilities under one umbrella; responsibilities include matters pertaining to the welfare, development and empowerment of women, children, aged, differently-abled, destitute and persons with special needs.The Women Development Corporation (WDC) has been mandated to implement state’s perspective plan towards empowering women and adolescent girls in Bihar. As the nodal agency for empowering women, WDC came into being on November 28, 1991 and was registered under Society Registration Act, 1856. Its vision is to ensure overall survival, development, protection and participation of women and adolescent girls in the state.
The WDC has evolved in its vision and is currently implementing plans of action, programmes and schemes for advancement of women and adolescent girls with the support of Civil Society Organizations, Community Based Organizations and professional and technical Agencies for achieving its mandate.
Thrust Areas, Plans of action and Programmes/ Schemes for Advancement of women
As mentioned in the previous section, WDC has been mandated towards promoting socio-economic development and empowerment of women through-
Education and awareness generation
Vocational training and employment
Entrepreneurship development programmes
Social Activities and Issues
Formation of Cooperatives
Skill up-gradation for women groups
Provide margin money support to women
Infrastructure development
Gender equality