ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema
Khandu on Thursday said various initiatives have been taken by
his government during its seven-year rule for women
He said empowering women helps empower the whole society.
“When we empower women, we empower the whole society.
When we uplift and support them, we’re unlocking boundless
potential for progress and equality,” Khandu wrote in X,
“Glad to have gone the extra mile in enabling our Naari Shakti
to break barriers, challenge norms, and create a future where
every woman’s voice and choice matter,” he also said.
The CM said so far 67,280 women have been mobilized into
8,410 SHGs and Rs 14 crore bank credit has been extended to
them. 60,000 bank accounts have been opened and Rs 1 lakh
has been fixed deposit each in bank accounts of 500 SHGs.
He said as much as 50 per cent of schemes under Atma Nirbhar
Arunachal are earmarked for SHGs.
Under the Dulari Kanya Yojana, an amount of 25,000 has been
kept as fixed deposit in the accounts of 8,371 girls born during
the Golden Jubilee year. Moreover, an amount of Rs 10,000
each has been kept as fixed deposit for girl child, payable to
them after passing class 12 exams, Khandu said.
The CM reiterated his government’s resolve to maintain the
momentum of women empowerment in the state with the
support of all stakeholders. (PTI)