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Centre committed to empowering women, says Union minister in Arunachal

Several schemes, programmes launched for women empowerment in country

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ITANAGAR, Dec 27: Union minister of state for railways and textiles, Darshana Vikram Jardosh on Wednesday said the BJP-led NDA government at the centre is committed to empowering women.

Addressing a Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra at Kharsot gram panchayat in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang district, the Union minister said the centre has launched several schemes and programmes in the country for women’s empowerment.

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Highlighting the success of the Jal Jeevan Mission, Jardosh expressed satisfaction over the scheme’s saturation in the border district, an official communiqué informed here.

“The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra has covered over 150,000 villages in the country,” the minister said, while acknowledging the role of information, education and communication (IEC) vans in spreading awareness about various government welfare schemes among citizens.

She said people residing in remote border areas are also getting benefits from the initiative.

Speaking on the occasion, Lungla lawmaker Tsering Lhamu commended the rapid development in her constituency under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.

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Emphasising collective efforts towards national progress, Lhamu thanked the central government for its special focus on border region residents, especially advancement in the road sector, education and healthcare. (PTI)

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