Kovind further informed that the Centre has trained thousands of such groups and helped them participate as 'Banking Sakhi'.
Talking about women representation in Narendra Modi cabinet, Nadda, "The role and number of women in the Modi government have increased in recent times. In the Union Cabinet, there are 12 women ministers, 14 per cent of the total. This is a record in India's history."
Odisha’s Mission Shakti has in its fold over 6 lakh WSHGs (11% of the country’s total) with 7 million (12% of the total) women members.
New Delhi: In a bid to support the economic empowerment of women in India, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday announced $25 million in grants to non-profits and social enterprises in India and around the world. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Pichai also committed to help 1 million women in rural […]
Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Odisha have been engaged in a twitter banter over the issue of women empowerment and reservation of seats for women in Assemblies across states and the Parliament. Taking to the micro blogging site, BJD heavyweight and MLA Pranab Prakash Das tagged Union […]
Bhubaneswar: In a path-breaking decision towards women empowerment and inclusive sanitation, the Odisha government on Friday handed over Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of four Septage Treatment Plants (SeTPs) to self-Help Groups (SHGs) run by women and transgender. The treatment facilities were handed over to women SHGs in Berhampur, Baripada and Sambalpur and to a transgender […]
Koraput: Even as the International Women’s Day is celebrated today across the globe with the theme of #EachforEqual – means to create an equal and enabled world, here are two gritty women entrepreneurs in Odisha who scripted a silent revolution in the arena of women empowerment. Living the popular adage Khud Jiyo auron ko jeena […]
New Delhi: “To cast aspersions on women based on gender is, in fact, an affront to the entire Army where men and women serve as equal soldiers,” said the court in a significant judgement on Monday. The top court ruled that women officers should get permanent commission (PC) in the Army and emphasized on the […]
Bhubaneswar: From household chores to act as the breadwinner of the family or leading professions, the sky has now become a limit for women and it makes it even bigger achievement when she has to do all that while playing diverse roles in her lifespan. Many iconic women from India like Indira Gandhi, Kalpana Chawla, […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: In its latest move to empower women state government plans to engage women from economically deficient background in services like running of Aahar kendras, managing community toilets and collecting water bills. These women will be part of the self-help groups (SHGs) formed by the state urban development agency (SUDA) under the […]
Koraput: The Orissa Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS) is empowering women of Koraput district by training them to prepare chips from jackfruit and earn a living out of it. Recently, ORMAS and several other organisations jointly organised a training program on how chips can be prepared from semi-ripened jackfruits. Hundreds of locals including women […]
Bhubaneswar: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan today termed BJD president and Chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s assertion on women empowerment as mere double talk, especially when BJD chief had allotted ticket to a person who shielded an accused involved in Pipili minor girl rape incident. “Hearing you sermonizing on women empowerment reeks of duplicity. The memory of […]
New Delhi: As many as 100 additional districts would have One Stop Centres (OSC) aimed at supporting women affected by violence, as part of plans to cover all districts of the country in due course, an official statement said on Monday. “In the Programme Approval Board (PAB) meeting of the Ministry of Women and Child […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced formation of two special cells in the state for counselling women who are “subjected to violence or abuse.” The two cells in Rourkela and Balasore districts will function in collaboration with the National Commission for Women and Tata Institute of Social Science, the CM said after inaugurating […]
Ballia (UP): The mother of a woman whose gang-rape in a moving bus and subsequent death in 2012 triggered a nationwide outrage has alleged that the Nirbhaya Fund set up in her daughter’s name was not being used for security and empowerment of women. “The Nirbhaya Fund should have been used for women security and empowerment […]
Bhubaneswar: At a time when there have been questions arising on the safety and security of women especially adolescent girls, Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have come forward with a joint collaboration on women empowerment self-defence training. Forty girls between 14 yrs and 25 years of age under the […]
Mumbai: Actress Taapsee Pannu, a keen supporter of women’s empowerment, on Saturday poked fun at a few social media users, who trolled her for wearing a short dress. Taapsee shared a photograph of herself on Twitter in which she can be seen wearing a black-and-white strapless one piece dress with minimal make-up. “Sometimes the best moments […]
Bhubaneswar: Bollywood actress Tisca Chopra was in Bhubaneswar to attend the Kiah Fashion Show on Tuesday where acid attack survivors walked the ramp. In an exclusive chat with odishatv.in, she spoke about the recent controversy over her remark on ‘Me Too’ campaign and also talked about her journey. Excerpts from the interview… On attending […]
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday approved ‘Sudaksya’ yojna to encourage women and girls in Odisha to pursue technical education courses. The programme will run for the financial year 2017-18 and 2018-19. The programme aims to enroll nearly 5000 girls in the 48 Government Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in State by the end of […]
New Delhi: Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday announced that she would be working with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to empower women. “Sports can play a vital role in transforming and empowering lives of women and girls. Today, we recognise it as a platform for girls to demonstrate their […]
Mumbai: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who is busy promoting his upcoming film “Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi”, says that he has always supported women empowerment and has always been part of woman-oriented films. Asked to comment on many films being made on women empowerment, Rishi, in an intervierw on Friday, said: “Since the olden time when […]
Bhubaneswar: As part of its efforts on empowerment of women in the state, the Odisha government has initiated yet another historic step by bringing down the stamp duty from 5 percent to 4 percent for women on the purchase of land and houses in their name. Earlier, women were used to pay 5 percent stamp […]
Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik today distributed free laptops to meritorious students and gave away prizes to successful girls in the self-defence programme at college levels. Attending a state level programme at Jaydev Bhawan here, Patnaik said the youth empowerment programme launched in 2013 is part of his government’s ceaseless efforts for all round development […]
Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan will be conferred with a Doctor of Arts Honoris Causa degree by an Ahmedabad-based institute Rai University to appreciate her contribution to Indian cinema and for her endeavour to bring out the strong side of a woman via the silver screen. Overwhelmed by the honour, the actress hopes to live up […]