Formation of women self help groups should be made a public movement

CM Mr. Chouhan chairs meeting of national urban livelihood mission governing council

Bhopal, June 6, 2018 (Abdul Ahad Farhan):  Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that formation of woman self help groups should be made a public movement in urban areas. Already formed women self groups in urban areas should be strengthened. Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan issued the instructions today in governing council of Deendayal Antodaya Yojana National Urban Livelihood Mission. Mr. Chouhan said that monitoring should be done after providing jobs to poor beneficiaries trained under skill upgradation programme. The scheme should be extended in all 378 cities. At present the scheme is executed in 80 cities of the state.   It was informed in the meeting that the state has secured first place in the country in the financial year 2017-18, in the implementation of the scheme. In last four years, 17 thousand 193 woman self-help groups have been formed in the state and 2 lakh 6 thousand 316 female members are their members. Under self employment program, 52 thousand 362 beneficiaries have been benefited. Under skill development program, one lakh 4 thousand 277 beneficiaries have been imparted training, out of which 56 thousand 237 beneficiaries have been provided placements.

Under the scheme, 131 Ashray Sthal are being run for urban homeless in the state. Under the State Captive and In-housing Placement Policy, 8 thousand 900 beneficiaries will be imparted training with job in industries.  Finance Minister Mr. Jayant Mallaiya, Urban Development and Housing Minister Mrs Maya Singh, Chief Secretary Mr. B.P. Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Ashok Varnawal, and Mr. Vivek Agrawal, Commissioner, Urban Administration Mr. Gulshan Bamra and departmental officers were present in the meeting.