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10 Mahila Shakti Kendras per district in Telangana proposed

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Hyderabad: Soon, 31 districts in the State would have at least 10 Mahila Shakti Kendras (MSKs) per district which will help empower rural women through community participation.

According to senior officials from Women and Child Welfare Department, the State government has requested the Union government to set up 310 Mahila Shakti Kendras in the 31 districts of the State, meaning there will be ten per district.

The MSKs would also be set up in five cities which have a population of one lakh, including Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Mahbubnagar, Khammam and Warangal.

“The scheme would work at the national level and State level where issues pertaining to women is addressed. Initially, we will be taking up the programme in Hyderabad and Nalgonda and in the next fiscal we will take up the programme in Warangal, Khammam and Adilabad,” Director for Women and Child Welfare Department Viziendra Boyi told Telangana Today.

The scheme is envisaged to work at various levels including the national and State level.

In the State level, technical support on issues pertaining to women would be given. For the current financial year, the most backward districts would be covered. The annual budget for the block level activities is Rs 35.36 lakh per block. Each district consists of eight blocks.

“These centres would serve as a link between village, block and State level schemes, for women. They will facilitate women-centric schemes and also give a foothold for taking up Beti Bachao Beti Padao programme at the district level,” she added.

The annual budget for each district level centre for women would be Rs 12.30 lakh. The scheme would be implemented through the State government with a cost sharing ratio of 60:40 between the Centre and the State.

All for empowerment

• Proposal to set up 10 Mahila Shakti Kendras per district

• To help women through community participation

• Centres also to be set up in 5 cities with 1 lakh population

• Scheme to function both at national and State level

• Under State level, technical support to be extended

• Most backward districts to be covered in current fiscal

• Centres to serve as link between village, block and State level schemes

• Annual budget for each centre to be Rs 12.30 lakh

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