For women empowerment, Ministry started “Nai Roshni”, a Leadership Development Programme
for Minority Women in 2012-13. The objective of the scheme is to empower and instill
confidence among minority women, including their neighbours from other communities
living in the same village/locality, by providing knowledge, tools and techniques
for interacting with Government systems, banks and other institutions at all levels.
Empowerment of women per se is not only essential for equity, but also constitutes
a critical element in our fight for poverty reduction, economic growth and strengthening
of civil society. Women and children are always the worst sufferers in a poverty
stricken family and need support. Empowering women, especially mothers, is even
more important as it is in homes that she nourishes, nurture and moulds the character
of her offspring. Read More...