Welcome To Directorate of Family Welfare MCH & Immunization J&K
| Shri Manoj Sinha
Lt Governor, UT of J&K
| Shri Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar
Advisor to Hon'ble Lieutenant Governor
| Shri Bhupinder Kumar (IAS)
Administative Secretary H & ME Department
| Dr Saleem ur Rehman
Director General, Directorate Of Family Welfare
India launched the National Family Welfare Programme in 1951 with the objective of reducing the birth rate to the extent necessary to stabilise the population at a level consistent with the requirement of the National economy.
"The Family Welfare Programme in India is recognised as a priority area, and is being implemented as a 100% Centrally sponsored programme. As per Constitution of India, Family Planning is in the Concurrent list. The approach under the programme during the First and Second Five Year Plans was mainly "Clinical" under which facilities for provision of services were created. However, on the basis of data brought out by the 1961 census, clinical approach adopted in the first two plans was replaced by "Extension and Education Approach" which envisaged expansion of services facilities along with spread of message of small family norms.