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National Commission for Women to support livelihood programmes for women in northeast

The National Commission for Women has decided to support northeast livelihood programmes for women, particularly for those falling under the younger age group, through skill development and specialised training.

Dec 4, 2018 11:37 IST
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The National Commission for Women (NCW) has decided to support northeast livelihood programmes for women, particularly for those falling under the younger age group, through skill development and specialised training.

The same was decided upon during a meeting between the Minister of State for DoNER Ministry, Dr. Jitendra Singh and the newly appointed member of the three-member National Commission for Women, Soso Shaiza in New Delhi on December 3, 2018.

Objective: The main aim behind the move is to empower the young women as individuals and enable them to earn a living for themselves.

Significance

Though the women in the northeast are quite unbound as far as their contribution in outdoor work is concerned, there is still scope for raising the levels of education among them, especially among women living in remote and rural areas.

The livelihood programmes will impart skill training to these women in order to make them self-reliant.

Other Details

The DoNER Ministry has said that the National Commission for Women can supplement its efforts and resources in carrying forward several of the women-oriented projects that have already been undertaken by the Ministry and the North-Eastern Council.

In this regard, the DoNER Minister of State made a special mention of a number of Self Help Groups (SHGs) of women doing a commendable work in the region.

The DoNER Ministry also assured the NCW that the PSUs working under it will offer their collaboration and cooperation in women-oriented welfare programmes in the region.

Besides, during the meeting between the NCW and the DoNER Ministry, the issue of Northeast women, particularly of younger age groups, living in metros like Bengaluru and Mumbai was also discussed.

Upcoming Projects

An exclusive hostel is being built for the girl students from the northeast in Bangalore University campus. The entire project has been funded by the North Eastern Council and the DoNER Ministry.

Another hostel is being built for the northeast students in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The hostel will include accommodation for 200 girl students.

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