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