Information about Government of India Schemes for Women Empowerment:For the development and upliftment of any society, the direct relation of that society is related to the development of women of that society. The development of individual, family and society cannot be imagined without the development of women. For the development of women, the government has started some schemes like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Ujjwala Yojana, Sukanya Samridhi Yojana and Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Yojana etc. Let us know about these plans in detail.

  1. Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao: This scheme is related to the development and upliftment of women by ensuring the protection and survival of the girl child in the light of the declining child sex ratio towards women and also the scheme to celebrate the birth of girl child and make them proud. As we are about our boys. This scheme was started on 22 January 2015 in Panipat city of Haryana and when initial grant of Rs 100 crore was given for this scheme. The basic objective is to create awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services for girls. Ensuring the survival and safety of a girl child. Ensuring education of girl child. To make people aware about the issue of declining sex ratio. To prevent discrimination between boys and girls on the basis of gender.
  2. One Stop Center Scheme: Women in Indian society are facing exploitation, tyranny and violence. This violence can be in any form - physical, sexual, mental, economic or psychological abuse etc. It is very necessary to take appropriate action at the right time for this type of violence. That is why in line with the upliftment of women, the One Stop Center scheme was launched in April 2015. It is meant to provide immediate response, emergency assistance, medical assistance and legal and psychological assistance to affected women and girls below the age of 18 years. The basic objective is to provide integrated support and assistance to women affected by violence, both in private and public places under one roof. To facilitate immediate emergency and non-profit access to a range of services, including medical, legal, psychological and counseling support, to fight any form of violence against women.
  3. Women Helpline Scheme: This scheme was started from 01st April 2015, this Mahila Helpline 1091 scheme is an initiative for the upliftment of women who need immediate emergency response facing violence. It provides 24 hours toll free telephonic assistance to any woman or girl who is facing violence in public or private sector. It also spreads awareness about various schemes and programs launched by the government and government agencies to help them. These helplines intervene in critical situations by referring to the nearest hospital, ambulance facility, police station, fire department and others. The basic objective is to provide toll-free 24-hour telecommunications service to women affected by violence seeking support and information. To help in crisis and non-crisis interventions through referral to appropriate agencies like Police / Hospitals / Ambulance Services / District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) / Protection Officer (PO). To provide information about appropriate support services, government schemes available to women affected by violence.
  4. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: This scheme was started in March 2016. The scheme aims to provide free LPG connections to women from the poverty line. It attracted a lot of attention due to social campaign to give up LPG subsidy in favor of weaker section and appeal to the affluent. Along with ensuring that every family has an LPG connection, this scheme will provide benefits in two ways, in which it will not only work for the upliftment of women, but also improve their health, protect them from smoke and dust. and will also save non-renewable resources used by these people for fire. They just have to submit the required documents and make an application to avail the benefits of this scheme. The basic objective is to protect and empower women's health. To curb health issues resulting from using fossil fuels and other fuels for cooking. Reducing accidents resulting from impure fuels used for cooking. Controlling respiratory issues that occur due to indoor pollution as a result of using fossil fuels that do not burn cleanly.
  5. Maternity Benefit Programme: This scheme is for the benefit of pregnant and lactating women in India and willingness to provide proper care, practice and efficient use of government sponsored facilities. Earlier known as Indira Gandhi Matru Sahyog Yojana, it was renamed as Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana in 2017 to counter the rising maternal mortality rate. It offers conditional cash transfers for women 19 years of age or older who are expecting or breast-feeding for their first two surviving children. It additionally covers wage loss during this period. Providing partial compensation for loss to women during their pregnancy and providing a cash incentive of Rs 6,000 to mothers for the birth of their first child, has so far reached 4.8 million beneficiaries. The basic objective is to promote appropriate exercise, care and use of institutional service during pregnancy, childbirth and lactation. Encouraging women to follow nutritional and nutritional practices including early and exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months. To provide cash incentives to pregnant and lactating mothers for better health and nutrition. Under this program, financial assistance of Rs 6000 is provided by the government in two installments for better care of the newborn and lactating mothers.
  6. Training and Employment Program for Women (STEP): The STEP scheme aims to provide employment to women and enable women to become self-employed/entrepreneurs. The scheme aims to benefit women who are in the age group of 16 years and above across the country. Grants under the scheme are given to any institution/organization including NGOs and not to the States/UTs. Assistance under STEP scheme will be available in any sector for providing employment and entrepreneurship related skills, including but not limited to agriculture, horticulture, food processing, handloom, tailoring, tailoring, embroidery, zari etc., handicrafts, computer and IT enabled Huh. Soft skills and skills for the place of work as well as services such as English, Gems & Jewellery, Travel & Tourism, Hospitality. This scheme was started in 1986-87 as a central scheme. Basic Objective The main objective of the scheme is to develop the skills of women and make them fit so that they can get the skill of self-employment or becoming an entrepreneur. The main target of this scheme is skill development of girls/women of 16 years and above. Under this scheme, the grant is not given directly to the States/Union Territories, but directly to the institution/organization and even to the NGO.
  7. Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana: This scheme was started in January 2015 under which the government is not only striving to save more and more girls, but is also striving hard to provide them a better and financially secure future. The scheme focuses on helping families financially for the education and marriage expenses of their daughters. According to this savings scheme, a parent or guardian can open a special account in the name of their daughter in any bank or post office with a minimum amount. 1000 per year. Multiple deposits of any value can be made every year for 14 years from the date of account opening. The deposit will mature after 21 years. The deposits made can be claimed as deduction under section 80C of Income Tax. In addition the interest earned, currently 8.4% p.a., is also tax-free. The basic objective is to ensure financial independence of women and encourage them to invest in a savings scheme so that they can fulfill their long term life goals and dreams like higher education, marriage etc. and ensure financial stability.

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