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Mizoram govt to empower women self-help group

Written by: Staff

Aizawl, Oct 23 (UNI) Mizoram government has chalked out various measures to empowe the women in the state through Self Help Group (SHG) here.

According to plans, the government has instructed the state social welfare department to set up SHG retail outlets in each district headquarters.

Besides, training would be provided to the registered SHGs to enable them to set up a supportive bank credit and saving system, official sources said.

The project also aims at generating a sustainable income for SHG women by providing financial assistance through various banks, motivating for sustained activities even after their projects, giving special training to all SHGs across the state.

The nodal department would be developing a uniform ideology in creating movement for the women, who do not have access to the formal credit delivery system and to enable them to setup a supportive bank credit and saving systems.

Currently, about 90 villages had been covered under Swaymasidha, a integrated project for women empowerment focusing on block specific scheme for 5-6 years, the officials said.

More villages would be covered in the next fiscal, where the selected SHGs would be given a special training about branding for their products, they said.


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