Project ‘Bal Basera’

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News:Project Bal Basera or creche has been inaugurated at AIIMS Rishikesh.

Facts:

About Bal Basera:

  • Bal Basera or a Crèche is a project for the welfare of Children of Construction Workers was deployed at AIIMS Rishikesh site. 
  • The project is supported by Central Public Works Department (CPWD).
  • Bal Basera can accommodate about 35 Children and shall be run by CPWD Officers Wives Association(OWA).

Additional information:

Crèche:

  • A crèche is a facility which enables parents to leave their children while they are at work and where children are provided stimulating environment for their holistic development.

National Crèche scheme:

  • National Crèche Scheme is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
  • The scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  • The scheme aims to provide day care facilities to children from age group of 6 months to 6 years of working mothers in the community.
  • The scheme also provides supplementary nutrition,health care inputs like immunization, polio drops, basic health monitoring, sleeping facilities,pre-school education for children aged between 3-6 yrs.