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Govt. of West Bengal

Department of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare


Swawlamban is a State sponsored scheme for socially distressed women and girls including transgender , trafficked victims , sex workers and women in moral danger of the age group of 18-35 years through which vocational training is imparted in collaboration with NGOs. This scheme emphasizes economic empowerment of socially marginalized women with special emphasis on those who are vulnerable to immoral trafficking. West Bengal Women Development Undertaking under the aegis of Women and Social Welfare Department, GOWB has been entrusted with the responsibility of State Level Nodal Agency for implementation of this Scheme with effect from 2006 – 2007. The Project proposals are received in the Districts including Kolkata and the proposals nrecommended by the District Magistrates are considered for sanction at state level by the mProject Approval Committee headed by the Hon’ble MIC, WD&SW.