Beneficiaries of Swadhar Greh Scheme in Maharashtra

Mumbai, 6 April 2022


Ministry of Women & Child Development through its Swadhar Greh Scheme, has allocated and spent more than Rs. 12.22 Crore since 2016 to rehabilitate women and children in Maharashtra. Swadhar Greh Scheme targets the women victims of difficult circumstances who are in need of institutional support for rehabilitation so that they could lead their life with dignity.

Under this scheme, a total of 18,043 women and 2,810 children have been rehabilitated in Maharashtra from 2016 to 2021. Total number of beneficiaries across the country including Maharashtra is 8163 during 2021-22.

Under Swadhar Greh Scheme, women including those trafficked, rescued from brothels and other inhumane captive activities, are rehabilitated through the provisions of shelter, food, clothing, clinical aid, legal aid, counselling and training.  

Details of No. of women beneficiaries, amount allocated and spent under

Swadhar Greh scheme for Maharashtra



Amount allocated and spent


Women – 3867

Rs. 9,91,18,042/-

(For 2016-17 and 2017-18)

Children – 159


Women – 3016

Children – 255


Women – 5158


Children – 744


Women – 4260


Children – 1218


Women – 1742


Children – 434


Under the new Mission Shakti, it is envisaged to revise the Scheme guidelines to make them more useful for the beneficiaries and spread awareness about these homes through the National Hub for Empowerment of Women in the country including Maharashtra.

This information was given by Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.


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