General Studies I
What is the name of the scheme which provides training and skills to women in traditional and non-traditional trades?
|A||Kishori Shakti Yojana|
|B||Rashtriya Mahila Kosh|
The most prominent national level micro-finance apex organisation providing micro-finance services for women in India is the National Credit Fund for Women or the Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK).
Swayamsiddha is one such scheme for empowering the Indian women both socially and economically to enable them live with dignity and self-reliance. The scheme lays stress on access to micro-credit and envisages block and panchayat-level participation among women, cutting across all regional, economic and social groups.
Swawlamban (NORAD) Scheme is being implemented by the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of India with partial assistance from Norway since 1982. Its basic objective is to provide training and skill to women to facilitate them obtain employment or self-employment on a sustained basis. The target group under the scheme are the poor and needy women, women from weaker sections of the society, such as Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, etc. Financial assistance is provided to undertake training programmes for women in both traditional as well as non-traditional trades.