Himachal Pradesh progressing and excelling in ‘Women Empowerment’

Himachal Pradesh has been honoured with the prestigious 'Diamond State Award' for its tremendous work on the upliftment and empowerment of the women in Himachal. Several schemes have been started by Himachal Pradesh in the last three years(2008-2010) keeping in view the welfare of widows, divorced women, destitutes and below poverty line women in Himachal. When it comes to empowerment of women, Himachal leaves behind many states in the country.

Several Welfare Scemes for Empowerment of Women in Himachal:


Reservation in Political Bodies: Women of Himachal have been provided with 50% reservation in the political bodies like Panchayati Raj institutions and Urban Local Bodies in the State. This has definitely helped the women to come forward and explore themselves.

Beti Hai Anmol Yojna: Under this yojna, for all the families lying below the poverty line in Himachal and having one or two girls, a sum of Rs. 5100 will be deposited in the name of girls at the time of their birth. Moreover, to help in the education of such girls, scholarship ranging from Rs. 300 to Rs. 1500 will be given to them from class I to class XII.

Mukhya Mantri Bal Udhar Yojna: Under this yojna, Himachal govt. Decided to provided free education, accomodation, professional guidance and several other essential facilities to the orphans whether a girl or a boy.

Mukhya Mantri Kanyadan Yojna: Under this yojna, the daughters of below poverty line families or widows or destitutes were given a sum of Rs. 11,001 for their marriage by Himachal govt.

Widows Pension Incremented in himachal:Earlier, the widows in Himachal were given a monthly pension of Rs. 200 which was increased to rs. 330.
Mother Teresa Asahaya Matri Sambal Yojna: under this yojna, the women who are helpless in ubringing their children (like widows, destitutes) are provided with financial assistance of Rs. 2000 per child for two children.


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