New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the opportunities are increasing for women in the country and the government is working with full sensitivity for their education, health, nutrition, vaccination and other needs. He said, women are being provided the facilities like house, toilet, electricity, water and gas.
The Prime Minister said this while participating in the ‘Aatmanirbhar Narishakti se Samvad’ through video conferencing.
He said, the government is constantly creating an environment from where women can make villages prosperous. He said, the way our sisters served the countrymen through Self-Help Groups during the Corona period is unprecedented. Be it making masks and sanitizers, delivering food to the needy, awareness work, the contribution of self-help groups has been commendable.
Mr. Modi said, when his government came, there were crores of women who did not even have a bank account and the Centre first started a massive campaign to open Jan Dhan accounts. He said his government has provided more support to women SHGs as compared to previous governments. The Prime Minister said, SHGs have done commendable work in paying back their loans in the last seven years. He urged the Women Self-Help groups, to mark the 75th Year of Independence, to take out 75 hours in the entire year and do Swachhta and water conservation works.
On the occasion, Mr Modi also interacted with women Self-Help Group members and community resource persons promoted under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM). The Prime Minister released capitalization support funds to the tune of 1,625 Crore rupees to over four lakh SHGs. He also released 25 crore rupees as seed money for seven thousand five hundred SHG members under the PM Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme of Ministry of Food Processing Industries and 4.13 crore rupees as funds to 75 Farmer Producer Organizations FPOs being promoted under the Mission.