The State government has allocated Rs.43,118 cr for various programmes related to Women and Child welfare through various departments, said chief minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Speaking at a function organised as part of the International Women’s Day and presentation of the Kittur Rani Chennamma award, organised by the Department of Women and Child Development he said that
The Self Help Groups would be provided Rs.1.5 lakh each to enable economic independence and encourage entrepreneurship among women.
A sum of Rs. 500 cr has been provided for this purpose in the current year. State government has taken several initiatives like single window system to provide loans through public sector banks, helping them in branding of the products produced by women entrepreneurs, assistance in value addition of the products, marketing facilities and the State government has even signed an MoU with Amazon Company to access international market for their products, Bommai said.
Importance of nutrition
Health of mother and child is most important for a healthy and stable society. Special health programmes have been initiated in 110 taluks where the nutrition level is below the state average. Improving the nutrition level of women and children has been given special emphasis in the budget. Women can initiate an economic revolution, Bommai said.
Woman is an incarnation of Power
Mother has a special place in Indian culture. Mother is more than a God for us. Woman is an incarnation of Power. A nation could progress only when women are economically self reliant. India has a savings oriented economy. Women have the culture of curbing the expenditure and saving for a rainy day. Women are hard working and honest. Realising these aspects of our women the State government has prepared the budget to empower them economically, Bommai said.