'Corporation committed to empower poor women'

'Corporation committed to empower poor women'

Dept plans grama vasthavya to create awareness on schemes

Addressing a press conference at the Guest House here on Sunday, Bharadwaj said that the Corporation is committed to implement schemes for the welfare of women, who are in distress in the State. “A ‘grama vasthavya’ tour programme will be commenced from Gulbarga to create awareness among poor women on various schemes. The programme is aimed at taking the government scheme benefits to the people in the lowest strata of the society. Beneficiaries will be identified and scheme benefits will be made available to make women self-reliant,” she said adding that the responsibility of providing information regarding the schemes of the Corporation will be given to NGOs, which will function as resource centres.  

The Corporation, which has a fund of Rs 48 crore, will extend financial assistance to the tune of Rs one lakh for BPL women entrepreneurs to start self-employment. A total of 101 categories of industries were identified and training will be given to beneficiary women to enhance their entrepreneural ability, Bharadwaj said. Women belonging to SC/ST communities will get subsidy of of Rs 10,000 while the subsidy for others will be Rs 7,500. A proposal has been submitted to the government to increase the subsidy for SC/ST beneficiaries from Rs 10,000 to Rs 12,000, she added.

Free coaching

Training in various computer courses will be given to women, she said adding that discussions will be held with the management of software companies for the placement. Free coaching for IAS and KAS entrance tests will be offered to meritorious studuents, who belong to BPL families. The coaching programme will be commenced after the government approval, Bharadwaj said.

Market for products

Buildings will be constructed in Bangalore, Mangalore, Bagalkot and Mysore to provide market place for products manufactured by self-employees, who availed loans through the corporation. Similar market places will be set up in all districts in the State in the later phase, she said. A total of Rs 30 lakh has been reserved to provide self-employment to 204 women in Chikmagalur district. As many as 110 women will avail the scheme benefits in the current year, she added.

Proposals of Rs two crore each have been sent to the government for the implementation of Mahila Rozgar Scheme, Mahila Suraksha Scheme, Gomatha Scheme, Mahila Jeevan Sathi, Anthyodaya and many other schemes, she said adding that women should make available the scheme benefits. District Women and Child Welfare Departement Deputy Director Gertrude Veigas was present.