Rs. 3.93 cr. given to women’s groups in three years, says Umashree

10:28 AM, Monday, May 30th, 2016
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women’s-groupsMangaluru : Minister of State for Women and Child Development Umashree said here on Saturday that the State government had given Rs. 3.93 crore to Stree Shakthi groups in Dakshina Kannada in the past three years.

Addressing a district conference of Stree Shakthi groups at the Town Hall, she said that the district had 3,935 groups with 56,900 members. Each group was being given Rs. 5,000 as revolving fund.

At the State level, the government was giving about Rs. 70 crore annually to these groups.

District-level federation

The Minister said that the groups in Dakshina Kannada had formed a district-level federation. Such federations would be formed in all districts in the State.

The government would provide Rs. 1 lakh per each district-level federation. The Minister said that the federation would contribute to bring social change among women.

“The government has a Dhanashree scheme for HIV positive women under which such women could avail themselves of a maximum of Rs. 50,000 as loan of which Rs. 10,000 will be government subsidy.

Under the Samrudhi scheme, it gave Rs. 10,000 as loan to poor women for street vending without interest,” she added.

Minister for Cooperation and Sugar H.S. Mahadevaprasad was present.

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