Guwahati: Assam CM attends ‘Mahila Samaroh’; launches major schemes for women
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that in a move to forge an ideal society and a superior country, dignity of women have to be promoted. For the transformation of socio-economic condition of the state, women have to be made educated and made economically empowered.
CM Sonowal said this while attending Mahila Samaroh 2021 for empowering women at Sarusajai Stadium in Guwahati on Thursday.
Speaking at the program, Sonowal said: “Taking into consideration of the six thousand year Indian civilization, State government has been taking several steps for the empowerment of women to empower the state. In order to establish a superior society in the country, efforts must be made in strengthening women in all walks of life.”
The chief minister launched Vistarita Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Yojana which will pay a capital subsidy of Rs 50,000 each and Revolving Fund of Rs 25,000 each of self-help groups (finance).
Sonowal also launched Jeevika Sakhi Express, where Scootys’ have been provided to 4,238 Jeevika Sakhis.
Moreover, the government will provide a pension of Rs 300 for unmarried and divorced women older than 35 years under Aideu Handique Mahila Sanman Achani.
Under ‘Mukhya Mantri Divyangjan Atma Nirvar Achani’, a sustainable income-generating scheme for ‘’Divyangjan’ will provide assistance to a lakh specially-abled people.
Referring to the development of Multi-modal logistic hub at Jogighopa, cargo services, surface communication etc, Sonowal urged upon the women folk to work hard to expedite the rate of development in the state.