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Ammathottil (also called Amma Thottil in Malayalam, meaning Child Cradle) is an initiative brought up by the Kerala State Government under The Kerala State Council for Child Welfare. Ammathottil provides care and services for abandoned children.
The Kerala State Council for Child Welfare has passed laws, and as part of these legislative actions, an automatic "Baby Cradle" was established at the council's headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram, where women can bring unwanted children rather than leaving them in trash receptacles. The hope is that by offering such an alternative to abandonment, women might leave their children with people who can help the child. It is situated in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram.
Ammathottil was started in Trivandrum.
- "Minister launches 'Ammathottil' project". The Hindu. Aug 21, 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-29.