Dehradun, March 8: The state government on Monday launched an interest-free loan program for women’s self-help groups and distributed loans worth 5.27 crore rupees to 156 of these groups during a program in Gairsain to mark International Women’s Day.

Addressing the event virtually, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announced a cash incentive of Rs 10,000 for all Anganwadi and Asha workers who volunteered their services during the COVID-19 crisis. Rawat announced Rs 15,000 each for all Mahila Mangal Dals and SHG women.

“During the last four years of our mandate, many steps have been taken for the well-being of women. They obtained co-ownership rights over the ancestral property of their husbands. The positive results will be visible in a few years, ”he said. International Women’s Day 2021: The Science and Technology for Women program has benefited approximately 10,000 women in the past 5 years.

CM Trivendra Singh Rawat Meet Anganwadi and ASHA Workers on Women’s Day:

Citing another example, Rawat said that the Mukhya Mantri Ghasyari Kalyan Yojana was started to help women residing in hilly areas who are often victims of accidents while collecting fodder in forests.

The empowerment of women is necessary for the overall development of any society. The increased participation of women in the development process will lead to faster growth, the chief minister said.

Meanwhile, Higher Education Minister Dhan Singh Rawat distributed checks to 11 SHG women engaged in the production of milk and vegetables, rice, juices and pickle packaging during the ceremony. International Women’s Day 2021: PM Narendra Modi hails ‘Nari Shakti’, says India is proud of women’s achievements.

The Minister of Higher Education also inaugurated a Center of Excellence at the government polytechnic school of Gairsain which will bring added value to local products and help develop a market for them. Rawat was scheduled to attend the program in person, but due to his sudden departure for Delhi, the Minister of Higher Education intervened.

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