Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhami has announced the launch of Mukhyamantri Ekal Mahila Swarozgar Yojana in the state at the end of Women Empowerment and Safety Week. Women in remote villages of the state are giving impetus to the rural economy through self-help groups. Through their skill potential, women are providing strength to the economy of their families. The Chief Minister said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, many efforts have been made to empower the mother power.
Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, steps such as linking 23 crore women to banks through Jan Dhan accounts have been taken across India. From financial inclusion to social security, quality health care to housing, education to entrepreneurship, several steps have been taken in recent years to keep women at the forefront of India’s development journey, the Uttarakhand chief minister said, adding that these initiatives will only gain momentum in the coming years.
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Dhami also highlighted a legislation passed by his government to grant 30 per cent reservation in public services to women domiciled in Uttarakhand. During Monday’s event, the chief minister digitally transferred Rs 1.89 crore to beneficiaries of the Vatsalya Yojana, a scheme under which children who lost their parents or guardians during the COVID-19 epidemic will get financial assistance of Rs 3,000 per month till they turn 21.
Women Empowerment and Child Development Minister Rekha Arya said several programmes are being run by different government departments to socially empower women and added that they must come forward to avail themselves of the schemes.
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- Uttarakhand Founded: 9 November 2000;
- Uttarakhand Chief minister: Pushkar Singh Dhami;
- Uttarakhand Official tree: Rhododendron arboreum;
- Uttarakhand Capitals: Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer).
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