‘Lakhpati Didi’ scheme to target 3 crore women- Finance Minister

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the interim budget has announced that ‘Lakhpati Didi’ scheme to target 3 crore women from two crore women. ‘Lakhpati Didis’- SHG Didis who earn sustainable income of at least ₹one Lakh per annum per Household.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said,” Eighty-three lakh SHGs with nine crore women are transforming rural socio-economic landscape with empowerment and self-reliance. Their success has assisted nearly one crore women to become Lakhpati Didi already. They are an inspiration to others. Their achievements will be recognized through honouring them. Buoyed by the success, it has been decided to enhance the target for Lakhpati Didi from 2 crore to 3 crore.

To give impetus to economic empowerment of Women, the ‘Lakhpati Didi’ initiative has been initiated by the Mission, wherein each SHG household is encouraged to take up multiple livelihood activities coupled with value chain interventions, resulting in a sustainable income of Rupees One Lakh or more per year.

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