Government of Rajasthan SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT DEPARTMENT
PALANHAR • A foster parenting programme for Children in need of CARE • Orphan children who have lost mother and father, or where the mother is dead and father is serving a life sentence, or vice versa. • For widowed mothers who are eligible for destitute pension, one child will provided an amount of Rs. 675 per month up to15 years.
WHO CAN BE PALANHAR • A person who is Grandfather/ Grandmother/Uncle or any near relative who is ready to keep and care for orphan child. • A Good Social Worker or NGO or Neighbor.
ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO PALANHAR • Financial assistance of Rs. 500 per month for child up to 5 years. It is mandatory to attend Anganwadi Centre, where child will get health and nutrition support. • Rs. 675 per month after the age of 5 years till 15 years, with a mandatory condition that child will attend school. • Annual grant of Rs. 2000 is provided for Books, Stationery, School Dress and miscellaneous expenses.
HOW PALANHAR IS BETTER FOR CARE OF CHILDREN • Family is the best source for balanced development of the child. • The Child lives in His/ Her family • Quality and Cost of Care for such children is better than Residential Institutions like Orphanages or large homes for children in need for care