Sonia Gandhi Leader of masses

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Aajeevika will free women from the curse of Poverty : Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi while inaugrating Aajeevika Diwas 2013 said, "In the direction of women empowerment, National Rural Livelihood Mission is the largest women empowerment programme in the world. In the coming five years it would cover two third of country's population.

This programme can free women from the curse of poverty and in this direction one has to strengthen the Women Self Help Groups financially."
UPA Chairperson further said that Empowerment of weaker sections of our society and women has been the main focus of the Government.

Aajeevika is a programme under National Rural Livelihood Mission which will cover seven crore rural households across 623 districts, 6000 Blocks, 2.5 Lakh gram panchayats and six lakh villages of India.

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