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Dy CM hands-over subsidized Scooties to meritorious girl students at Kathua
Women welfare schemes proving game-changer in JK: Dr Nirmal Singh
4/21/2017 11:14:55 PM
Early Times Report

KATHUA, Apr 21: Listing women empowerment among the top agendas of the present dispensation, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, today said the female folk are important stakeholders in making J&K a progressive and tranquil State.
"In our world which is full of mayhem, sincere efforts must be made to empower women. If we empower a girl or a woman, we are empowering the entire nation," Dy CM added. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking during a function at Govt Degree College (Women) while launching 'Empowering the Girl Child' scheme at Kathua.
Earlier, Dr Singh handed over keys of Scooters to 109 girl students of Government Degree College for Women Kathua. Under the scheme, the Government provides subsidy on scooters to meritorious girl students.
The Deputy Chief Minister said the scheme is part of an endeavor of the State Government to empower the girl child and to facilitate her independent mobility. He said under the scheme the State Government will facilitate 50% sponsorship of the cost of Scooty for college going girls in the State. These vehicles will enable girl's independence of mobility and at the same time promote confidence in them, he added.
Referring to other schemes of women empowerment viz. Laadli Beti and State Marriage Assistance Scheme, the Dy CM said that these schemes will prove to be a game-changer in ameliorating the socio-economic condition of the womenfolk besides tweaking the child sex ratio of affected districts. Referring to other development projects undertaken by the government, Dr Singh said that besides IIT and AIIMS, our State received Rs 80000 crore as special central assistance for development. He also said that for overall improvement in power sector an amount of Rs 1 crore is being allocated in every constituency for 100 percent electrification and round the clock power supply.
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