Uttar Pradesh Council for Child Welfare

Bal Vihars

UPCCW is running 114 Bal Vihars in 17 districts of Uttar Pradesh. This facility is meant for keeping children of in-service and diseased women during day time and providing them care. One Bal Vihar is meant for 25 children in 0-6 years of age.

Overview of Bal Vihars

Sl. District No. of Vihars No. of Beneficiaries
1. Sitapur 7 175
2. Varanasi 1 25
3. Barabanki 1 25
4. Agra 2 50
5. Muzaffarnagar 6 150
6. Unnao 1 25
7. Lucknow 24 600
8. Moradabad 10 250
9. Rampur 10 250
10. Bareilly 10 250
11. Rae Bareli 5 125
12. Kushinagar 5 125
13. Badaun 5 125
14. Etah 5 125
15. Ghaziabad 5 125
16. Allahabad 5 125
17. Saharanpur 12 300
  Total 114 2850

Finances for 100 Bal Vihars are provided by Indian Council for Child Welfare, New Delhi, and that for 14 Bal Vihars by the Central Social Welfare Board, New Delhi.  Two Bal Sevikas are working on one Bal Vihar.

The following plan of action has been prepared for developing day care services for the children under six years age, whose parents' income does not exceed Rs 12,000 a year and whose mothers are working and are eligible under Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme:

  1. It is necessary to provide pre-primary education to the children in 3 to 6 years age
  2. Creche workers must adopt cleanliness habits themselves and make the children learn basic cleanliness habits
  3. Creche workers must make nutritious, healthy and tasty food available to the children
  4. Make the children in chreches understand issues of survival, growth and development and making them aware of integrated child development
  5. Develop skills of socio-psychological care of infants and children
  6. Organise motivating activities for children
  7. Develop capacities in various programmes in participation with the parents of children

The Bal Vihars arrange administration of polio drops to the children. They give information to the women about appropriate immunisation and to parents about primary health related problems to the children.

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