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PM Modi interacts with representatives of women’s SHGs

PM Narendra Modi releases funds worth Rs 1625 crore to over 4 lakh SHGs

Prime News, National, Women, Health, Disease, Finance, New Delhi, August 12:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the opportunities are increasing for women in the country and the government is working with full sensitivity for their education, health, nutrition, vaccination and other needs. The Prime Minister said the women are being provided the facilities like house, toilet, electricity, water and cooking gas.

Modi said this while participating in the ‘Atmanirbhar Narishakti se Samvad’ through video conferencing.

He said the government is constantly creating an environment from which women can make villages prosperous. He said the way our sisters served the countrymen through Self-Help Groups (SHGs)during the coronavirus period is unprecedented. Be it making face masks and sanitisers, delivering food to the needy, awareness work, the contribution of self-help groups has been commendable.

Modi said when his government came, there were crores of women who did not even have a bank account and the Centre first started a massive campaign to open Jan Dhan accounts. He said his government has provided more support to women SHGs as compared to the previous governments.

The Prime Minister said SHGs have done commendable work in paying back their loans in the last seven years. He urged the women Self-Help Groups, to mark the 75th year of independence, to take out 75 hours in the entire year and do Swachhata and water conservation works.

Modi also interacted with women Self-Help Group members and community resource persons promoted under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).

The Prime Minister released capitalisation support funds to the tune of Rs 1,625 crore to over four lakh SHGs.  He also released Rs 25 crore as seed money for 7,500 SHG members under the PM Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme of Ministry of Food Processing Industries and 4.13 crore rupees as funds to 75 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) being promoted under the mission. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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