Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme 2018 – The Central Government of India led by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has come up with a new scheme named Mahila Shakti Kendra for the Financial Year 2017-18 upto 2019-20. This scheme has been launched for the empowerment of rural women through community participation. The scheme is assumed to work at various levels, and at the National level (domain based knowledge support) and State level (State Resource Centre for Women). Under this scheme, technical support to the respective governments on issues related to women is provided.
Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme
Under this scheme, the Community engagement is envisioned in 115 most backward districts as a part of the Block Level initiatives through College Student Volunteers. These student volunteers will play an instrumental role in creating awareness related to various important government schemes/ programmes as well as social issues amongst people.
Apart from this, it also includes District Level Centre for Women (DLCW) for 640 districts to be covered in a phased manner. These centers will work as a link between the village, block and state level in facilitating women-centric schemes. Besides this, these centres will and also give a foothold for Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme at the district level.
हिंदी में पढ़ें – ग्रामीण महिलाओं के लिए महिला शक्ति केंद्र योजना
In addition to this, the State Resource Centre for Women is provided for all States/UTs, District Level Centre for Women (DLCW) for 640 districts to be covered in a phased manner –
- 220 districts in 2017-18
- 220 more in 2018-19
- 200 districts in 2019-20
Apart from this, it will also focus Block Level initiative in 115 most backward districts covering 8 blocks in each district
- 50 districts to be covered during the Financial Year 2017-18
- 65 districts to be covered during Financial Year 2018-19
The Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme is being implemented through the State Government /UT Administration. Under this scheme, the expenses is shared between Central and State Government is 60:40 and for NE & Special Category States, the funding ratio is 90:10.