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Government Of Assam Dhemaji District

Social Welfare Department, Dhemaji District

  •  Aim: The Dept. is with an aim to render services for the Welfare of the society.

    Vision:- Empowerment of poor vulnerable and disadvantaged persons in society for an improved quality of life.

    Mission:- To develop, implement and co-ordinate social protection and poverty reduction solutions for and with the poor vulnerable and disadvantaged.

     Public Service Delivered:-

    a.  ICDS Scheme

    b.  Other Scheme:-

    1.           Deen Dayal Divyangjan Pension Achoni
    2.  Scholarship to Differently Abled Students
    3.  Rehabilitation grant to persons with disabilities
    4.  One Stop Centre
    5. Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP)
    6. Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)
    7.  POSHAN Abhiyaan
    8. Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG)

    Location of Office and Address:-

    Sl. No

    Name of the Office

    Location & Address


    Office of the District Social Welfare Officer, Dhemaji

    Ratanpur, Ward No. 4

    P.O. & Dist. Dhemaji, Pin 787057


    Office of the Child Development Project Officer

    Dhemaji ICDS Project.

    Natun Nagar, Ward No. 4,

    P.O. & Dist. Dhemaji, Pin 787057


    Office of the Child Development Project Officer

    Machkhowa ICDS Project.

    Vill. Majgaon, P.O. Machkhowa,

    Dist. Dhemaji, Pin 787058


    Office of the Child Development Project Officer

    Murkongselek ICDS Project, Jonai.

    Vill. Agam Dolung, P.O. Jonai,

    Dist. Dhemaji, Pin 787060


    Office of the Child Development Project Officer

    Sissiborgaon ICDS Project.

    Vill. Chowkhamting, P.O. Sissiborgaon,

    Dist. Dhemaji, Pin 787110


    Schemes are being implemented under Social Welfare Deptt., Dhemaji:-

    Issuance of Disability Certificate to persons with Disabilities:- Screening camps have been organized in the district to find out the persons eligible for obtaining disability certificate. The Joint Director of Health Services is the competent authority for issuing the certificate.

    Deen Dayal Divyangjan Penson” Achoni:- This is a new scheme which is being implemented from 2018-19. It is considered to be one of the important schemes for all the person with disabilities having a disability certificate (with 40% of disability and above). The objective of the scheme is to provide a monthly pension of Rs. 1000/- to each of the persons with disabilities for taking care of their health.

    Scholarship to students with disabilities:- Scholarship is provided to the students with disabilities @ Rs. 200/- PM (i.e.2400/- yearly) to each who are studying in schools and colleges.

    Rehabilitation Grants to Persons with disabilities (PwDs):- The scheme called “Deen Dayal Divyangjan Punorsanthapon Achoni” (rehabilitation grants to the PwDs) has been undertaken by the Social Welfare Deptt. for the persons with disabilities specially un-employed youths with disabilities for their self-employment and rehabilitation. An amount of Rs. 20,000/- will be provided as one-time grants per beneficiary under the scheme for the person within the age group 18 to 50 years who possess certificate on skill development training course.

    One Stop Centre:-  “One Stop Centre” is a project of the union government designed to women in distress. One Stop Centre at Dhemaji is running with Dhemaji Zilla Mahila Samity. 

    Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY):-  It is a conditional cash transfer scheme for Pregnant Women and Lactating Mother for first live birth only. It provides partial wage compensation to women for wage-loss during childbirth and childcare and to provide conditions for safe delivery and good nutrition and feeding practices. 

    Benefits under PMMVY:-  Pregnant Women and Lactating Mother shall receive a cash benefit to Rs. 5000/- in three installments at the following stages as specified in the table given below :


    Conditionalties and installments




    First Installment

    Early Registration of Pregnancy

    Rs. 1,000/-

    Second Installment

    Received at least one ANC (can be claimed after 6 months of pregnancy)

    Rs. 2,000/-

    Third Installment

    Child Birth is registered

    Child has received first cycle of BCG,OPV,DPT and Hepatitis-B or its equivalent/substitute

    Rs. 2000/-


    POSHAN Abhiyaan:- POSHAN (Prime Minister Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment) Abhiyaan” the flagship program of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MW&CD), Govt. of India was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan on the occasion of International Women Day on 8th March 2018. “POSHAN Abhiyaan” is a multi-ministerial convergence mission with the vision to ensure attainment of malnutrition free India by 2022. The Objective of POSHAN Abhiyaan to reduce stunting in identified District of India with the highest malnutrition burden by improving the utilization of key Anganwadi Services and improving the quality of Anganwadi Service delivery. It aims to ensure holistic development and adequate nutrition for pregnant women, mothers, and children.

    The goal of POSHAN Abhiyaan

    Prevent and reduce stunting in Children @2% per annum (from NFHS4)Prevent and reduce underweight prevalence in children (0-6 years) @2% per annumReduce low birth weight (LBW) @2% per annumReducethe prevalence of anemia amongst young children (6-59 months) @3% per annumReduce the prevalence of anemia amongst women and adolescent girls @3% per annumDhemaji district is covered by the POSHAN Abhiyaan during the Financial Year 2018-19 with another 235, Phase II districts.

    Activities covered under POSHAN Abhiyaan:-

    <Observance of Matri Vandana Saptah from 1st to 7th September 2018.Convergence Activities during the POSHAN MAH (from 12th Sept,2018 to 29th Sept,2018) :-Awareness MeetingPOSHAN Mela/Nutritional RallyCommunity meeting at VHND sessionObservance of ECCE DayGrowth monitoring of children Home visitActivities of POSHAN Pakhwada :-Awareness MeetingNutritional RallyPrabhat PhereeGrowth monitoring of childrenHome visitOrganising community based events (CBE) at AWCsFinancial provision for organizing CBE at AWCs

    An amount of Rs. 250/- per event has been kept for every CBE

    Indicative Distribution of Amount inclusive items

    Expenditure towards item needed related to the rituals of the event

    Rs. 100.00

    Refreshment – Tea/snacks

    Rs. 125.00

    Any other incidental cost

    Rs.    25.00


    Rs.  250.00

    photo : POSHAN abhiyaa


    Name of the Project

    Total No. of AWC

    Fund release for organizing CBE

    Dhemaji ICDS Project

    538 Nos.

    Rs.    5,38,000/-

    Machkhowa ICDS Project

    86 Nos.

    Rs.      86,000/-

    Murkongselek ICDS Project

    425 Nos.

    Rs.   4,25,000/-

    Sissiborgaon ICDS Project

    507 Nos.

    Rs.   5,07,000/-


    Rs. 15,56,000/-


    Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) :-  The Supplementary Nutrition is one of the six services provided under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme. All children below 6 years of age, pregnant women and lactating mother are eligible for the service.


    Amount release for the year 2018 – 19  (for Hot Cook Meal)

    Dhemaji ICDS Project  RS.  1,02,80,200/-  for 158 feeding days
    Machkhowa ICDS Project     RS.     17,82,240/-  for 158 feeding days
    Murkongselek ICDS Project   RS.  1,19,28,368/-  for 158 feeding days
    Sissiborgaon ICDS Project      RS.  1,64,21,888/-  for 158 feeding days


    Photo : SNP program 

     Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) :- The target group for the scheme covers out of school adolescent girls (AGs) in the age group of 11 to 14 years.

    Name of ICDS Project No of Adolescent Girls out of school age group of 11 to 14 years           (as per survey April,2019.)

    Dhemaji ICDS Project

    52 Nos.

    Machkhowa ICDS Project 30 Nos.
    Murkongselek ICDS Project 173 Nos.
    Sissiborgaon ICDS Project 89 Nos.

    Integrated Child Development Services Scheme:-

                    Based on the National Policy for Children, the I.C.D.S. Programme was started in October 2nd, 1975 with an aim to provide all basic essential services viz health, nutrition and education to children below 6 years of age and to mothers. I.C.D.S. project has been set-up at the Block level for the implementation of the programme.

    At Dhemaji district there are 4 (four) projects namely Dhemaji, Machkhowa, Murkongselek and Sissiborgaon ICDS Project.

    Aim and objective of the I.C.D.S. Scheme:-

    1. To improve the nutritional and health status of children in the age group of 0-6 years. 
    2. To lay the foundation for proper psychological, physical and social development of the child. 
    3. To reduce the incidence of mortality, morbidity, malnutrition and school drop-out. 
    4. To achieve effective coordinated policy and its implementation amongst the various departments to promote child development.
    5.  To enhance the capability of the mother to look after the normal health and nutritional needs of the child through proper nutrition and health education. 

    The ICDS Scheme offers a package of six services, viz,

    1. Supplementary Nutrition
    2. Pre-School non-formal education
    3. Nutrition & Health education
    4. Immunization
    5. Health check-up and
    6. Referral services


    photo: ICDS center program 

    Three of the six services viz.

    immunization, health check-up, and referral services are related to health and are provided through the National Health Mission and Public Health Infrastructure. The services are offered at Anganwadi Centres through Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs) at the grassroots level.

    The beneficiaries of the ICDS Scheme:-

    1. Children in the age group of 0-6 years.
    2. Pregnant Women
    3. Lactating Mother.
    4. Women in the age group of 15-45 years.
    5. Adolescent Girls in the age group 11-18 years.


    The package of six services has been provided to the beneficiaries as follows:-

     Beneficiary                                                                   Services

    • Children 0-3 years                                                           i. Supplementary Nutrition
    • ii. Immunization
    • iii. Health check-up
    • iv. Referral Services
    • Children 3-6 years                                                            i. Supplementary Nutrition
                                                                                                   ii. Immunization
    • iii. Health check-up
    • iv. Referral Services
    • v. Non-formal pre-school education.
    • Pregnant and Lactating Mother                                     i. Health Check-up
    • ii. Immunization of pregnant mothers against tetanus
    • iii. Supplementary nutrition
    • iv. Nutrition and Health education.
    • Other Women 15-45 years                                             i. Nutrition and Health education


    ECCE in ICDS:- Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) services at AWC focus on strengthening ECCE as core service of AWCs with dedicated 4 hours of early childhood education session followed by Supplementary Nutrition, Growth Monitoring and other related interventions. The ECCE services at AWCs would be delivered through two ways: First, AWW led intervention where AWW would be trained for early childhood education and care of all children up to the age of 6 years with a focus on the holistic development of a child. For children up to 3 years of age, the AWW would undertake early screening for delayed development at milestone and ensure referral and would also provide home-based guidance to caregivers and mothers for early stimulation to all children.

    For proper delivery of ECCE services, the six days (Phase I) training on ECCE for all Anganwadi Workers has already been completed.

    Photo:ECCE Train 

    Basic Information:-

    • Present Status of AWCs:-

    Name of ICDS Project

    No. of AWCs Sanctioned

    No. of AWCs functioning

    No. of AWCs


    Mini AWCS

    Dhemaji ICDS Project

    538 Nos.

    538 Nos.

    516 Nos.

    22 Nos.

    Machkhowa ICDS Project

    86 Nos.

    86 Nos.

    86 Nos.


    Murkongselek ICDS Project

    426 Nos.

    425 Nos.

    410 Nos.

    15 Nos.

    Sissiborgaon ICDS Project

    507 Nos.

    507 Nos.

    372 Nos.

    135 Nos.


    1557 Nos.

    1556 Nos.

    1384 Nos.

    172 Nos.

    • Population Covered by the Projects (As per Survey April,2019) :-

    Name of ICDS Project

    Total Families  Covered

    Total Population

    Dhemaji ICDS Project

    34368 Nos.

    161485 Nos.

    Machkhowa ICDS Project

    4547 Nos.

    24722 Nos.

    Murkongselek ICDS Project

    38739 Nos.

    173484 Nos.

    Sissiborgaon ICDS Project

    50606 Nos.

    270384 Nos.

    • Beneficiaries (As per survey April,2019) :-

    Name of ICDS Project

    No. of AWC

    6 month to 3 Yrs.

    3 Yrs. to 6 Yrs.

    Pregnant Women

    Lactating Mother

    Dhemaji ICDS Project

    538 Nos.

    6403 Nos.

    8446 Nos.

    1357 Nos.

    1328 Nos.

    Machkhowa ICDS Project

    86 Nos.

    1074 Nos.

    1393 Nos.

    306 Nos.

    558 Nos.

    Murkongselek ICDS Project

    425 Nos.

    8241 Nos.

    9448 Nos.

    1766 Nos.

    1711 Nos.

    Sissiborgaon ICDS Project

    507 Nos.

    13986 Nos.

    17813 Nos.

    2457 Nos.

    2773 Nos.

    • Status of AWCs building:-

    Name of ICDS Project

    No. of AWCs

    AWCs Running at

    No. of AWCs where drinking water is available

    No. of AWCs where toilet is available

    Govt. building


    Dhemaji ICDS Project

    538 Nos.

    247 Nos.

    82 Nos.

    209 Nos.

    110 Nos.

    63 Nos.

    Machkhowa ICDS Project

    86 Nos.

    13 Nos.

    26 Nos.

    47 Nos.

    33 Nos.

    31 Nos.

    Murkongselek ICDS Project

    425 Nos.

    78 Nos.

    127 Nos.

    220 nos.

    17 Nos.

    18 Nos.

    Sissiborgaon ICDS Project

    507 Nos.

    165 Nos.

    166 Nos.

    176 Nos.

    100 Nos.

    68 Nos.


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