Satna, June 11:At a massive women’s empowerment camp here today, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that poverty would no longer put impediments in bringing up of girls, their education and marriage. The state government is determined to ensure honourable status to daughters in the society.
Giving details about schemes launched for the welfare and girls and women in the state, the Chief Minister announced that girls of every section of society would be provided free bicycles on taking admission in class VI after passing class V examination. Similarly, now free text-books would also be provided to girls studying up to class XII.
The Chief Minister informed that women have been given 50 percent reservation in Panchayats and local bodies and recruitment of contractual teachers and ten percent reservation in police recruitment. About the success of Janani Suraksha Yojana and Janani Express Yojana, Shri Chouhan said that now 70 percent deliveries are taking place in hospitals. The state government has set a cent percent target in this connection.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana has been launched to shield the poor from spiraling dearness. He informed that honorarium of Aaganwadi workers has been raised while the state government would soon take a decision about ‘Asha’. During the speech women enthusiastically raised their hands to tell the Chief Minister that they are getting full benefit of various schemes.
Speaking on the occasion, Woman and Child Development Minister Sushri Kusum Mehdele said that the state government is looking after every aspect of women’s life. She said that Madhya Pradesh is the pioneer state in working for women’s uplift. Local MP Shri Ganesh Singh said that the state government has left no stone unturned for giving equal rights to women. Local MLA Shri Shankar Lal Tiwari and Mayor Smt. Vimla Pandey also praised the steps taken by the state government for women’s welfare.
Six daughters turn Lakhpatis
Ladli Laxmi Yojana has changed the fortunes of thousands of girls in he district like Ritu Verma and Deepali Singh. They have now become Lakhpatis. On the occasion of women’s empowerment camp at Satna, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave away National Saving Certificates worth six thousand each to six girls under Ladli Laxmi Yojana. Each certificate would be worth over Rs one lakh on maturity. He also gave away Rs five thousand each to five women for maternity assistance under Mukhyamantri Mazdoor Suraksha Yojana. Similarly, the Chief Minister distributed cheques worth Rs ten thousand each under Rashtriya Parivar Sahayata Yojana and gave away letters of citation to five women who inspired other women to constitute self-help groups and did commendable work in the field of women’s empowerment.
Foundation laying and unveiling
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated various construction works worth Rs 12 crore 27 lakh 48 thousand and laid the foundation stones of schemes worth Rs 16 core 77 lakh on the occasion of women’s empowerment camp.