I just found that the government of India has a ministry dedicated to the women and child welfare (am I the only to whom this comes as a surprise!).
The website contains fairly good amount of information, although poorly organized and presented as is true for most nic.in websites (that's a shame for a country known for its IT strength). Anyway, here is a list of several projects related to women/children funded by the government. Here is another website, maintained by the NIC (thankfully much more usable than the previous one), that has lots of info and statistics.
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