“I have always been firmly convinced that the contribution of women to economic activities is by no means less and there will be many examples where their contribution is much greater than that of men. Therefore, just last year, the UT administration made the decision to move forward with the discourse on women’s empowerment and implement programs on the ground, in a concrete way. to establish their rights, ”said the Lieutenant Governor.
The Lieutenant Governor noted that the government is empowering women entrepreneurs through a host of targeted programs such as “UMEED”, “SAATH” and “HAUSLA”. “Through these programs, a new confidence, a new spirit is created making them more capable so that half of the population can play their constructive role in driving J & K’s progress,” said LG.
“Today, 54,325 self-help groups have been formed under the UMEED program to enable rural women to become financially independent and more than 4.5 lakh of women have been involved. I am very happy that the financial assistance of approximately Rs. 1000 crore has been provided to the women entrepreneurs of the UMEED self-help group, which will strengthen their business, ”observed the Lieutenant Governor.