Government has formulated special welfare programmes exclusively for the alround development of the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, who were kept out of main stream for years. To create a society based on equality, these inopportune section is being helped through various educational and socio-economic schemes and programmes being implemented by
The different institutions run by social welfare department in the district are 99 in number. There are 31 boys and 11 girls governement pre-matric hostels in the district. Also there are 10 boys and 9 girls pre-matric aided hostels in the district. For women and child welfare there are 19 institutions all over the district. There are 7 boys and 2 girls post matric hostels in the district. There is also tailoring training institutes one each in shimoga, bhadravati and sagar talukas. The department also encourages talented SC/ST students of SSLC, PUC , Final Diploma , Final year degree and technical institutes by paying some money as prize money for thier efforts in the exams. 126 PUC and Degree passed out SC/ST students are given computer training for a period of 4 months and a stipend of Rs.400-00 per head is paid.
Schemes of the Department
Employment and Training
For details Contact :
District Social Welfare Officer
District Social Welfare Office
Shimoga 577 201