The Jharkhand government took a step forward to encourage women entrepreneurs. Chief Minister of Jharkhand Raghubar Das recently said that the Government would give 1 lakh mobile phones to women entrepreneurs.

The CM exclaimed that these women are the backbone of the villages. The main objective behind this is to create a cashless and digitalised Jharkhand.

Mr. Das also announced “Tejaswini Scheme” worth Rs. 600 crores, “Johar Scheme” worth Rs. 1400 crore. The representation of women will be 33 percent in Gram Sangathans. An “Urban Haat” is being made worth Rs.17 crores for providing a market for the products of Sakhi Mandal.

Girls aged between 14 to 24 years will be strengthened with the help of World Bank under “Tejaswini Yojana.” They will also be encouraging “Anoupchaarik Siksha” (informal education) to provide complete education and skills training.

After the completion of education and training, the beneficiary will be transferred Rs. 10,000 promotion in their bank account. The “Johar Scheme” emphasizes on strengthening the rural economy. The government will be providing funds for cottage and small scale industries under this scheme.

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