Objective: To enable an online digital marketing platform for women entrepreneurs, SHGs and NGOs and provide them direct access to markets to sell their products.
Launched in March 2016
Women entrepreneurs/SHGs/NGOs from 24 states are showcasing over 2000 products/services across 18 categories.
26000 Self Help Groups and 3.5 lakh women benefitted
Registered women have already managed to sell goods worth Rs 30 lakhs
Objective: To provide one stop convergent support services for empowering rural women with opportunities for skil development, employment, digital iteracy, health and nutrition.
MSK scheme has an institutional mechanism at the National level (MWCD), State level –State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW), District level- District level Centre for Women (DLCW) that will serve as repository of information to provide technical assistance towards implementing programmes, laws and schemes meant for women through effective coordination.
At the village level, community services will be provided through engagement of Student Volunteers in 115 most backward districts over a period of 3 years with maximum of 8 blocks per district under the supervision and guidance of Block level Committee (BLC) constituted at the block level.
At the district level, New District Level Centre for Women (DLCW) has also been envisaged for 640 districts to be covered in phased manner. These centres will serve as a link between village, block and state level in facilitating women centric schemes
Objective: To provide partial compensation for the wage loss in terms of cash incentive so that the woman can take adequate rest before and after delivery of the first child. The cash incentive provided would lead to improved health seeking behavior amongst the Pregnant Women & Lactating Mothers (PW&LM).
The program is being implemented Pan-India to cover all the Districts of the country. It is expected that approximately 51.70 lakhs beneficiaries per annum would benefit from the scheme.
PMMVY is a DBT compliant schemeand maternity benefits are directly transferred to the bank/post office account of the beneficiary.
The programme is being implemented through a robust web-based MIS Software, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana-Common Application Software (PMMVY-CAS).
The National Policy for Women, 2017 is currently under consideration by the cabinet.
Draft National Policy for Women, 2017 has been prepared keeping in view the socio economic changes that have occurred since the last policy formulation in 2001. The policy envisions a society in which, women attain their full potential and are able to participate as equal partners in all spheres of life.
It also emphasises the role of an effective framework to enable the process of developing policies, programmes and practices which will ensure equal rights and opportunities for women.
These changes have brought forth fresh opportunities and possibilities for women’s empowerment. While many progressive laws, policies, programmes and schemes have been implemented for women since then, persisting socio-economic problems continue to hinder gender equality. The policy also prescribes the operational strategies for implementation of the policy.
It has taken into consideration multi-stakeholder feedback. Over 15,000 crowd-sourced ideas have been considered as part of the policy formulation process.
The goal of the BBBP scheme is to celebrate the girl child and enable her education. The specific objectives of the scheme include preventing gender biased sex selective elimination; ensuring survival and protection of the girl child and ensuring education and participation of the girl child.
This a tri-ministerial, convergent effort of Ministries of Women and Child Development, Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource Development with focus on Awareness and Advocacy Campaign with focus on multi-sectoral action, effective enforcement of Pre-Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC&PNDT) Act and Enabling girl child’s education.
Government of India has set up a dedicated and non-lapsable fund called Nirbhaya Fund in 2013, for the implementation of initiatives aimed at enhancing the safety and security for women in the country. Ministry of Women and Child Development is the nodal authority for appraisal of the schemes/ proposals received under Nirbhaya Fund. Under the Nirbhaya Fund an amount of Rs. 3600 has been allocated, out of which 5731.95 Crore has been appraised so far.
Under the ‘Safe City Project’, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has recently appraised projects worth Rs. 2,919.55 Cr. under the Nirbhaya Fund for eight major cities, namely Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Chennai.The plans have been prepared in coordination with Municipal Corporations and Police Commissionerates of these cities. The objective of the project is to make the cities safer for women.
A project for Integrated Emergency Response Management under Nirbhaya is run by Railways. CCTVs and monitoring rooms are being installed at 983 major Railway Stations to provide 24x7 security to women passengers at stations and in trains.
Central Victim Compensation Fund has been created under Nirbhaya, which is a corpus fund to support States/UTs for their Victim Compensation Scheme. This is helping ensure adequate and timely support for women survivors of crime and violence. Under the CVCF scheme, financial assistance of Rs. 200 Crore, as a component of Nirbhaya Fund, has been released by the Ministry of Home Affairs to all States/UTs as one time grant in 2016-17 to support their respective Victim Compensation Scheme.
This is a new umbrella program for the highways sector that aims to optimize the efficiency of road traffic movement across the country by bridging critical infrastructure gaps. Special attention has been paid to fulfilling the connectivity needs of areas of economic activity, places of religious and tourist interest, border areas, backward and tribal areas, coastal areas and trade routes with neighbouring countries under the programme. Multi-modal integration is one of the key focuses of this programme.
A total of around 53,000 kms of NHs have been identified to improve National Corridor efficiency, of which 24,800 kms are to be taken up in Phase-I, which will be implemented over a period of five years i.e. 2017-18 to 2021-22 in a phased manner.
This includes 5,000 kms of the National Corridors, 9000 kms of Economic Corridors, 6000 km of Feeder Corridors and lnter-Corridors, 2000 kms of Border Roads, 2,000 kms of Coastal Roads and Port Connectivity Roads and 800 kms of Green-field Expressways.
Total likely fund provision for Bharatmala Phase-I is Rs. 5,35,000 cr.
Bharatmala will be a major driver for economic growth in the country. lt is estimated that more than 35 crore man-days of employment will be generated under Phase-l of the programme.
A programme aims to ensure road safety by making all National Highways free of railway level crossings, by 2019, by building Railway Over Bridges/ Under Passes. 1500 old and worn down bridges to be improved by replacement/widening/strengthening. 208 Railway Over bridges/Under Bridges to be constructed with an outlay of Rs 20 800 Crore.
Detailed Project Reports for 127 ROBs have been received in the Ministry, out of which 78 ROBs with an estimated cost of ₹ 6,428.57 crore have been sanctioned till 31.03.2017 of which 35 works have been awarded so far.
09 ROBs with an estimated cost of ₹ 576.58 crore have been sanctioned till date during FY 2017-18.
Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS) has been set up to inventories bridges and rate their structural condition so that timely repair and rehabilitation work can be carried out based on the criticality of the structure.
Over 1,15,000 bridges have been inventorized so far.
To improve connectivity to the Char Dham pilgrimage centres in the Himalayas and make journey to these centres safer, faster and more convenient by developing around 900 km of national highways at an approximate cost of Rs 12,000 crore.
So far, 24 works have been sanctioned traversing a length of 395 kilometres. 22 works covering a length of 340 kilometre have been awarded. The projects are being taken up on EPC mode amd the program is targeted for completion by March, 2020