CRADLE BABY SCHEME

IMPORTANT POINTS
  • Launched in 1992 at Salem
  • In response to the practice of female infanticide
  • Babies – recognised Children Homes (NGO) – given in adoption
  • Revival of the Scheme – 2001
  • Extended to Madurai, Theni, Dindigul and Dharmapuri
  • Reception centres at Hospitals – receive abandoned children
  • Due to this – upward trend in child sex ratio
  • 2011 – extended to Cuddalore, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Villupuram and Thiruvannamalai (lower child sex ratio)
  • Year 2018-19 – 108 children (Male 45, Female 63)
  • Till March 2019 -5239 Children (Male 1062, Female 4177)
  • In-country adoption – 3669 children, Intercountry adoption – 269 children
  • Budget Allocation 2019 -20 – ₹44.39 lakh provided

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