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Financial aid will reduce maternal, Infant mortality rate: Rekha

Women who constitute half of the population of India are caught in vulnerable cycle of physical weakness, violence, illiteracy, poverty and marginalization. Since the day first Narendra Modi has taken as PM of India, he has taken keen interest for the well being of all the sections of society, particularly youth and women and launched exclusive schemes for their social and economic upliftment.

This was stated by BJP Mahila Morcha Jammu District President Rekha Mahajan, who said that from Beti Bachao Beti Padhao to better health and education facilities the efforts of present government towards women led development are really commendable and for financial inclusion Skill development initiatives and Mudra Bank helps a lot to empower our Naari Shakti. This govt. is creating an atmosphere which ensures the safety, security and dignity of women.

Rekha Mahajan further said that the Honb’le Prime Minister as a new year gift to the women fraternity  announced a scheme to bring down the Maternal mortality rate, while addressing the nation on 31st of december .This scheme will be applicable in over 650 districts of the country. Under this scheme, a pregnant woman will be provided with Rs 6000 for covering hospital admission, vaccination and nutritional food. The money will be directly transferred to pregnant women’s accounts. This will definitely be a great help for pregnant women and will reduce infant mortality rate also. Currently this scheme is being implemented on pilot basis in 53 districts and the benefit amount is Rs 4000.

   As for J&K, Rekha Mahajan said that the BJP coalition under Mehbooba Mufti, a women Chief Minister, the government is also showing keen interest for welfare of women. From Ladli Beti which gives financial security to girls students, commencement of ladies special mini buses, increasing number of women police stations, scooty scheme for girls, waiving off school fee for girl students up to High Secondary level, all these provide safety, security and dignity to women and also an endeavour towards women empowerment.