Mahatari Vandana Yojana scheme unveiled in Chattisgarh

In a move towards women empowerment in Chhattisgarh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Mahatari Vandana Yojana, disbursing its inaugural installment.

Mahatari Vandana Yojana scheme unveiled in Chattisgarh

This scheme aims to provide financial assistance of Rs 1000 per month to eligible married women of the state through monthly Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). The initiative seeks to bolster economic empowerment, foster financial security, promote gender equality, and fortify the pivotal role of women within families.

It targets all eligible married women above 21 years of age as of January 1, 2024, the scheme extends its benefits to widows, divorced, and deserted women. Approximately 70 lakh women stand to benefit from this program.

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PM Modi emphasized the importance of maternal and infant health, announcing measures such as free vaccinations for pregnant women and financial assistance of ?5,000 during pregnancy. He also pledged free healthcare services, up to ?5 lakhs, for frontline workers like Asha and Anganwadi workers.

It emphasized the pivotal role of women in motherhood. There are various initiatives aimed at empowering women, including the provision of housing and Ujjwala Gas Cylinders in their names, highlighting the significant representation of women in Jan Dhan Accounts, Mudra Loans, and Self Help Groups (SHGs). The Prime Minister reiterated the government's objective of empowering three crore "Lakhpati Didis."

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