IMPHAL, July 18 - Manipur Social Welfare Minister Nemcha Kipgen has said that the State has effectively started implementing Women Helpline, with nearly 266 cases received in the past few months. About 95 per cent of the cases have been solved since its launch a year back, the Minister also said.
Kipgen was delivering her speech at the National Conference of Ministers in charge of Women and Child Development in New Delhi on July 16, official sources said here today.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi and Minister of State, Dr Virendra Kumar attended the conference. Women and child safety, welfare and adoption and Poshan Abhiyaan, PMMVY, ICDS, etc., were discussed during the conference.
Kipgen also said that there is a rise in POCSO and child trafficking cases. Though the guidelines provide for village child protection committees, there is an urgent need to strengthen them, financially and empowering them with authoritative powers, she added.