Various Programmes & Schemes started by Himachal Govt. for Women Empowerment

The key objective of the Himachal government has always been the welfare and growth of poor, downtrodden and women of the state. Growth of all these people will certainly help in the overall growth and development of the state. Himachal Pradesh government has started various schemes and programmes for the welfare, benefit and empowerment of women in Himachal Pradesh.

Several schemes started by Himachal govt. for women welfare are:

Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana:

90% of the Himachal population lives in the rural areas and many have to earn their livelihood from the meager pieces of land and some do not possess that even. For such poor families it is very difficult to spend thousands on the wedding of their daughters. Under Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana, Himachal govt. will provide a sum of Rs. 11,001 for the marriage of girls in poor families. The Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana, was not just a misnomer but in 2008-09 around 1056 marriages were done with the sum provided by this scheme and about 1.16 crore of total money was spent.

Mother Teresa Matri Sabal Yojana:

It becomes very difficult for widows and poor women to uplift their children and provide them food, shelter, necessary education etc. In order to provide financial relief to such poor mothers who are finding difficulty in the upbringing of their children, Mother Teresa Matri Sabal Yojana started by Himachal government benefitted them a lot. Such poor and weak mothers having children below 14 years of age were given a sum of Rs. 2000 by Himachal government under Mother Teresa Matri Sabal Yojana. Under Mother Teresa Matri Sabal Yojana, about 1.07 crores were given for the upbringing of about 13060 children.

Balika Samridhi Yojana:

Under Balika Samrihi Yojana, for the girls belonging to the Below Poverty Line Families (BPL), a sum of Rs. 500 will be deposited in their name in the bank till they attain 18 years of age.

Indira Gandhi Balika Suraksha Yojana:

Under Indira Gandhi Balika Suraksha Yojana, the families adopting the family planning after the birth of first female child will be given a sum of Rs. 25,000 and those adopting family planning after the birth of two female children will be given a cash of Rs. 20,000.


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