Prime Minister attends the National Women Livelihood Meet -2019

National Women Livelihood Meet-2019, held at Deendayal Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi, on International Women’s Day, on 8 March 2019 was addressed by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and he tweeted, “Today women are leading from the front in every sphere”, “Not only are our daughters flying fighter jets but also achieving great feats by circumnavigating the entire world”, “Our government is fully devoted to empowerment of women”.

Prime Minister saluted the spirit of ‘Nari Shakti’ on International Women’s Day and said, “On International Women’s Day, we salute our indomitable Nari Shakti. We are proud to have taken numerous decisions that have furthered women empowerment. Every Indian is proud of the stupendous accomplishments of women in various spheres”.

  • Prime Minister visited the exhibition on products manufactured by Self Help Groups aided by Uttar Pradesh Rural Livelihood Mission.
  • He distributed Electric Chaak, Solar Charkha and Honey Warp to women beneficiaries and appreciation letters to five women Self Help Groups.
  • A cheque of 21 lakh as contribution towards ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ Fund was handed over to the Prime Minister by various women Self Help Groups supported by Deendayal Anthodia Yojana, NRLM-Uttar Pradesh.
  • Women have an important role in creating New India Prime Minister said, paying his respect to all women on International Women’s Day.
  • He expressed happiness that over 65 lakh women from around 75000 locations, are participating in the event through video conference.
  • Prime Minister said that Varanasi is a shining example of women empowerment.
  • Government is completely committed towards the empowerment of women.
  • Various schemes have been initiated by the Union Government for welfare of women and girl children, especially in the fields of health, nutrition, sanitation, education, skill development, self-employment, new gas connections and for ensuring safety and security of women.
  • Maternity leave of six months introduced by the government is one of the best in the world.
  • Women are given priority in all Union Government schemes.
  • Eleven crore out of the fifteen crore Mudra Loans given out so far, have been given to women.
  • Work done by Women in Self Help Groups in India is resulting in the betterment of their family and leading to development of the nation.
  • Government is giving new energy to Self Help Groups in terms of better bank loans and support systems.
  • Around fifty lakh Self Help Groups covering around six crore women are now present in the country.
  • The vision of his government is to connect at least one women member in every family with a Self Help Group.
  • Prime Minister urged the Self Help Groups to be innovative and understand their market better.
  • He asked them to utilize the GEM portal to sell their products to the Government.
  • Self Help Groups should spread to new sectors wherever there is scope for their involvement.
  • Prime Minister asked women to fully utilize recently launched Pradhan Mantri Shram Maan-dhan Yojana, as it provides financial security during old age.
  • He also mentioned about benefits of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi and Ayushman Bharat Yojana.
  • Prime Minister also interacted with the members of Self Help Groups in Varanasi.


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