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“Koushalya Yojana” for Women Skill Development

Bhopal. Cabinet meeting today gave approval to 'Koushalya Yojana’ for women skill development. Short term skill training will be imparted to 2 lakh women every year under this new scheme. Administrative sanction of Rs. 254 crore 78 lakh in the current financial year and Rs. 274 crore 34 lakh has been given for the next financial year.

Similarly, approval has been given by the cabinet to impart training to One lakh 10 thousand trainees for skill development under the Mukhyamantri Skill Development scheme. Administrative sanction of Rs. 121 crore 50 lakh for the current financial year and Rs. 132 crore 25 lakh has been given for the next financial year.

With an objective to provide communication, cash and other transaction facilities to youths through mobile application, the cabinet has decided to give mobile in addition to the girls under the Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah /Nikah Yojana.

Moreover, the cabinet has decided to provide Rs. 5 thousand per family every month to 108 families residing in 3 leprosy ashrams. This additional amount will be spent on residential arrangements, rehabilitation beside education and employment of children by Mahatma Gandhi Kushth Ashram-Bhopal, Kusth Seva Ashram Nanda Nagar –Indore and Karuna Sadan Kushth Nivaran Sanstha Ranapur – Jhabua aided by Social Justice and Disable Person Welfare department.