Yogi Adityanath’s government to launch Mission Shakti program to focus on empowering women and children – Edexlive

The Yogi Adityanath The Uttar Pradesh government will launch a series of projects for 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 in the framework of the second phase. of the Mission Shakti program.

The Shakti Mission, initially designed to be operational from Shardiye Navratri in 2020 to Chaitra Navratri in April 2021.

The department of women’s welfare will carry out a program for women and adolescent girls on the abolition of child marriage and Empowerment of women, while the department of nutrition and child development will launch a program on protection and rights of the child from March 1.

Several districts continue to carry out programs for the empowerment of women within the framework of the Mission.

The Jaunpur district administration conducted a Cent Kalyani Scheme awareness program for government polytechnic students on Thursday.

The scheme launched by the Central Bank of India offers easy loans to women to start a business.

A sports competition was held at Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Rajkiya Ashram Paddhati Balika Vidyalaya in Mirzapur.

Students from the Bhagwandeen Arya Kanya Inter College in Lakhimpur Kheri were informed about domestic violence, crimes against children, good and bad relationships, POCSO Take action and helpline numbers.

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In Badaun, the administration reached out to 65,000 residents through awareness events.

Another 5,000 women attended awareness programs in Rampur.

Discussions on the safety and protection of women were held 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 spokesperson 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 returned to their families.

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