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Cabinet Introduced' Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra' Scheme

Published on November 24, 2017
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to the new scheme called ‘Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra'

  • The scheme is aimed at empowering rural women through community participation to create an environment in which they realize their full potential. 
  • The scheme will work at various levels. 
  • National level (domain based knowledge support) and State level (State Resource Centre for Women) structures will provide technical support to the respective government on issues related to women.
  • District and Block level Centres will provide support to PMMSK and also give a foothold to BBBP in 640 districts to be covered in a phased manner.
  • The financial outlay during 2017-18 to 2019-20 will be Rs.3,636.85 crore with a Central Share of approximately Rs.3,084.96 crore.

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  • CCEA has given its approval for expansion of the schemes of Ministry of Women and Child Development under Umbrella Scheme "Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women" for a period 2017-18 to 2019-20.
  • ‘Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra' scheme is under Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women
  • Expansion and intensification of efforts have also been approved for Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) through sustained nation-wide Advocacy and Media Campaign
  • 190 more Working Women Hostels to accommodate approximately 19,000 additional working women will be set up. 
  • Additional Swadhar Grehs to provide relief and rehabilitation of approximately 26,000 beneficiaries will be constructed 

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