Government will launch projects for women and children in March | Lucknow News

Slug: Shakti mission
Lucknow: The government will launch projects on the empowerment of women, the abolition of child marriage and the protection of children and the rights of the child in all districts from March under the Mission Shakti program.
The department of women’s welfare will carry out a program for women and adolescents on the abolition of child marriage and the empowerment of women, while the department of child development and nutrition will launch a program on protection and rights of the child from March 1st.
Meanwhile, the Jaunpur district administration conducted an awareness program on the Cent Kalyani scheme for government polytechnic students on Thursday. The plan launched by the Central Bank of India offers easy loans to women to start businesses.
A sports competition was held at Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Rajkiya Ashram Paddhati Balika Vidyalaya in Mirzapur. Students from Bhagwandeen Arya Kanya Inter College in Lakhimpur Kheri were informed about domestic violence, crimes against children, good and bad relationships, the POCSO Act, and helpline numbers.
In Badaun, the administration reached out to 65,000 residents through awareness events. Another 5,000 people attended awareness programs in Rampur. Discussions on the safety and protection of women took place in Muzaffarnagar schools.
In Mau, the agriculture department trained 88 women in cash crops, vegetable growing, home gardens, value added and food processing.
The government is also running social assistance programs for homeless children through sponsorship and foster care. A government spokesman said 271 children were rehabilitated in 2019-20 through foster homes, while 6,800 children who had been separated from their families were rescued.
In 2020, 961 homeless children were rehabilitated through adoption centers, while 2,822 children in observation homes were sent back to their families.

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