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PM to interact with women in Atmanirbhar Narishakti se Samvad

PM to interact with women in Atmanirbhar Narishakti se Samvad

Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with self-reliant women through video conferencing. The Atmanirbhar Narishakti se Samvad involves PM Modi’s interaction with women SHG (self-help group) members from all over the country.

The event is promoted under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).

DAY-NRLM aims to provide support to rural and poor SHGs for the long-term in a phased manner. It wants to empower women through awareness campaigns on various issues like sanitation, nutrition, domestic violence etc.

There are around four lakh SHGs throughout the country. PM will release capitalisation support funds of ₹1,625 crores to these groups.

Furthermore, Modi will release ₹25 crores as seed money for 7,500 SHG members under the PMFME (PM Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises) Scheme. In addition to that ₹, 4.13 crore will be released to 75 FPOs (Farmer Producer Organizations).

PMFME was launched under Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan (Self-Reliant India campaign) aims to make India self-reliant in all aspects. It has five pillars – economy, infrastructure, system, demography, and demand.

PM Modi announced a special economic package under the scheme during the onset of COVID-19. The government took various measures under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. These include reforms for MSME, agriculture and fisheries sectors, employment, farmers, and migrant workers.

Several ministers are also participating in today’s interaction along with PM Modi. They are Giriraj Singh – Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Pashupati Kumar Paras – Minister for Food Processing Industries, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti – Ministers of State – Rural Development, Kapil Moreshwar Patil – Minister of State for Panchayatraj, and Prahlad Singh Patel Minister of State – Ministry of Food Processing Industry.

Success stories of various women SHG members from different parts of the country are compiled and the compendium will be released by the PM. Besides, he will release a handbook on the universalisation of farm livelihoods during the event.

Image Credit: McKay Savage from London, UK / CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Source: India – Faces – Rural women driving their own change

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