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"Women at the Forefront: Assam's Progressive Move in Entrepreneurship"



The Chief Minister of Assam introduces 'Mukhyamantri Mahila Udyamita,' a ground-breaking initiative that provides opportunities and financial assistance to women.


Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma of Assam launched a number of projects during a news conference in Guwahati on January 11, marking a significant step towards the empowerment of women in rural areas. Of them, the 'Mukhyamantri Mahila Udyamita' plan is noteworthy for its deliberate attempt to empower women participating in self-help organisations throughout the rural areas of the state.

The government hopes to support women's financial independence through this innovative programme by giving them significant financial aid. The participants would get an initial award of Rs 10,000 in the first year of the programme. Moving into the second year, the state government would strengthen the support, offering Rs 12,500, combined with a similar bank loan of Rs 12,500. But the beneficiary is responsible for paying back the bank loan.


Chief Minister Sarma has set stringent eligibility requirements in order to guarantee efficient implementation and intended impact. To be eligible for the benefits of the scheme, women who fall into the general or Other Backward Classes (OBC) category must have no more than three children. Similarly, in order to be eligible for the programme, women from the Moran, Matak, Tea community, and Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) backgrounds are required to maintain a maximum of four children.

Chief Minister Sarma has set stringent eligibility requirements in order to guarantee efficient implementation and intended impact. To be eligible for the benefits of the scheme, women who fall into the general or Other Backward Classes (OBC) category must have no more than three children. Similarly, in order to be eligible for the programme, women from the Moran, Matak, Tea community, and Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) backgrounds are required to maintain a maximum of four children.

Chief Minister Sarma celebrated a noteworthy achievement during the announcement: the yearly income of 7 lakh women connected to self-help groups has increased dramatically, hitting Rs 1 lakh this year. The upward trend highlights the efficacy of current programmes and provides a positive environment for the recently launched 'Mukhyamantri Mahila Udyamita' programme. In line with Assam's efforts to promote gender equality and economic inclusion, this all-encompassing programme seeks to support women's self-help groups' sustainable development and entrepreneurship in addition to offering financial assistance. The comprehensive strategy guarantees that rural women have access to the tools they need to steer their own economic paths.



The 'Mukhyamantri Mahila Udyamita' project in Assam stands out as a model of empowerment, providing women in rural self-help groups with chances and real support, thereby assisting in their economic advancement and promoting an entrepreneurial culture.


The Assamese government has launched the Mukhyamantri Mahila Udyamita Scheme , according to a report on Sentinelassam.com.


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