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UP CM Yogi Shifts Focus To Women Empowerment Through 3rd Phase of Mission Shakti

Mission Shakti, not only works to ensure their safety, dignity and empowerment but also adds measures to help educate women about their rights and how to use them.

Image used for representational purposes. (Source: Mission Shakti/ Twitter)
Image used for representational purposes. (Source: Mission Shakti/ Twitter)

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Government recently commenced phase three of Mission Shakti with the aim of promoting women safety, respect, self-reliance, informed an official statement by the state government.

In the program, under Chief Minister Kanya Sumangala Yojana, the Yogi Adiyanath government transferred Rs 30.12 crore into the accounts of 1.55 lakh (155,000) girls, the new beneficiaries of the scheme.

The Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh, understanding the relevance of half the population of the state, has continued its thrust on pro-women, pro-rural and pro-poor initiatives.

Ahead of upcoming polls in state, the Uttar Pradesh government is working in a planned and phased manner for women empowerment through the effective implementation of its various women-centric schemes and policies at the grassroots level.

Through Mission Shakti, the Yogi Government gave an umbrella to his state’s 50 per cent population.

Mission Shakti, not only works to ensure their safety, dignity and empowerment but also adds measures to help educate women about their rights and how to use them. They help connect self-help groups, women groups and government departments.

Each month Department of Women Welfare, hold programmes that imparts and educate women in the state what are their rights and how they can exercise them

This month, Yogi government plans to educate women about their legal rights. By September 21, Department of Women Welfare will distribute information about laws and provisions related to violence against women and children.

Awareness campaigns at gram sabhas will address issues like harassment of women and children, domestic violence, drug abuse, trafficking, child marriage, discrimination, child labor and other forms of exploitation.

Previously, such programmes gave information about welfare schemes such as Destitute Women Pension Scheme, Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala Yojna, Mukhyamantri Bal Seva Yojna, applications of schemes have also been accepted.

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Since August, about 6,314 applications were received for Kanya Sumangala Yojana, in which 4489 applications have been accepted, according to CMO release.

Under the destitute women pension scheme, 2,002 applications were received in which 1264 applications were accepted.

Under Mukhya Mantri Bal Seva Yojana, 399 applications were received, out of which 187 were approved, with this,169 general applications also came under the Mukhya Mantri Bal Seva Yojana, Since August, about 6,314 applications were received for Kanya Sumangala Yojana, in which 4489 applications have been accepted, according to CMO release.

On September 9, the Yogi government will organise a ‘Swavalamban camp’ where the applicant, verification officer and approval officer will come together on a single platform to complete the process in a day.

According to the chief minister’s office, the third phase of the programme will end on December 31.

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