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National Plan for Action for Children 2005

Government of India; Department of Women and Child Development Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards India 1 January 2005 Policy document child/youth protection, health promotion, human rights

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The National Plan of Action for Children, 2005 is divided into following four sections; and all categories of rights apply to all age groups, including before birth:
1. Child Survival
2. Child Development
3. Child Protection
4. Child Participation

The Plan has identified twelve key areas keeping in mind priorities and the intensity of the challenges that require utmost and sustained attention in terms of outreach, programme interventions and resource allocation, so as to achieve the necessary targets and ensure the rights and entitlements of children at each stage of childhood. These are:

• Reducing Infant Mortality Rate.
• Reducing Maternal Mortality Rate.
• Reducing Malnutrition among children.
• Achieving 100% civil registration of births.
• Universalization of early childhood care and development and quality education for all children achieving 100% access and retention in schools, including pre-schools.
• Complete abolition of female foeticide, female infanticide and child marriage and ensuring the survival, development and protection of the girl child.
• Improving Water and Sanitation coverage both in rural and urban areas
• Addressing and upholding the rights of Children in Difficult Circumstances.
• Securing for all children all legal and social protection from all kinds of abuse, exploitation and neglect.
• Complete abolition of child labour with the aim of progressively eliminating all forms of economic exploitation of children.
• Monitoring, Review and Reform of policies, programmes and laws to ensure protection of children’s interests and rights.
• Ensuring child participation and choice in matters and decisions affecting their lives.


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