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PM Modi to launch special schemes at Prayagraj in big push to empower women at grassroot level

PM Narendra Modi will visit Prayagraj tomorrow (December 21) to launch various schemes for the empowerment of women at the grassroot level.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Prayagraj tomorrow  (December 21) to launch various schemes for the empowerment of women at the grassroot level. 

As part of this vision, the Prime Minister will transfer an amount of Rs 1000 crore in the bank account of Self Help Groups (SHGs), benefiting around 16 lakh women members, according to statement issued by the Prime Minister’s office.

This transfer is being done under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM), with 80,000 SHGs receiving Community Investment Fund  of Rs. 1.10 lakh per SHG and 60,000 SHGs receiving Revolving Fund of Rs. 15000 per SHG.

The programme, which is expected to be attended by around 2 lakh women, will also witness the Prime Minister encouraging Business Correspondent-Sakhis,  by transferring Rs. 4000 as first month's stipend in account of 20,000 Sakhis. When these Sakhis commence their work as providers of doorstep financial services at grassroot level, they are paid a stipend of Rs. 4000 for six months, so that they get stabilized in their work and then start earning through the commission on transactions.

During the programme, the Prime Minister will also be transferring a total amount of over 20 crore to more than 1 lakh beneficiaries under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Scheme.

The Scheme provides conditional cash transfer to a girl child at different stages of her life. The total transfer is Rs. 15000 per beneficiary. The stages are at birth (Rs. 2000), on completing one year complete vaccination (Rs. 1000), on admission in class–I (Rs. 2000), On admission in class–VI (Rs. 2000), on admission in class-IX (Rs. 3000), on admission in any degree/ diploma course after passing class X or XII (Rs. 5000).

The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of 202 Supplementary Nutrition Manufacturing Units. These units are being funded by the Self Help Groups and will be constructed at the cost of approx Rs. 1 crore for one unit. These units will supply the Supplementary Nutrition under the Integrated Child Development Scheme in 600 blocks of the state.

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