Kishori Shakti Yojana

Empowerment of girls is the surest shot towards a brighter future. As the saying commonly goes, “teach a man and you educate an individual; teach a girl and you educate a village.” 

For the longest time, the role of women has been overlooked. However, with changing times, this notion thankfully seems to be changing. To top it off, the Government is taking an active part in making that happen. 

The Kishori Shakti Yojana is a scheme that is initiated by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and is implemented by the Government of Odisha. 

The scheme basically aims to provide vocational support to young girls in the age group 11-18 so that they can grow as empowered and responsible citizens of the nation. 

Objectives of the Kishori Shakti Yojana

The primary objective of the scheme is to assist juvenile girls to attain better means and access to studies and vocational training so that they have better opportunities for financial independence when they grow up. 

The scheme also aims to bring about primary healthcare awareness among girls in this age group and to equip them with adequate information about personal hygiene. This is so that in the long run, they do not fall victim to diseases that stem from poor hygiene habits. 

In conclusion

The scheme currently covers a total of 6118 blocks all across the nation right now. Financial assistance provided to each ICDS – the basic infrastructural unit for the implementation of this project – is ₹1.10 lakhs per annum. 

With such support from the government, the scheme aims to accomplish greater heights in the decades to come – empowering millions of girls across the country. 

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Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.