Punjab authorities presesnted gender equality funds for the primary time for the elimination of gender-based inquality in state and equal distribution of sources: Dr. Baljit Kaur
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab authorities led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has introduced a gender funds for the primary time to remove gender based mostly inequality and equal distribution of sources within the state. Giving this data, Minister of Social Safety, Girls and Baby Growth of Punjab Dr. Baljit Kaur stated that Social Safety Division has been designated because the nodal division to make sure implementation of gender and integration equality in numerous improvement processes and schemes of the state.
Dr. Baljit Kaur stated that the state Authorities is dedicated to the empowerment of ladies and ladies and new applications and schemes shall be drawn up underneath the gender funds to attain this goal. she stated that for enhancing the schooling of women and the well being of moms, the present funds from the 4 departments of the state authorities, together with Social Safety and Girls and Baby Growth Division, Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities Division, Rural Growth and Panchayat Division and Labor Division and so forth. Vital initiatives shall be taken underneath this scheme.
The Minister of Social Justice stated that there are nonetheless gender-based inequalities in lots of areas, which have to be overcome. she stated that numerous ongoing schemes and applications for girls shall be correctly designed and applied. she emphasised on the necessity to devise more practical strategies and revolutionary options to implement and monitor ongoing schemes for girls, saying that Gender Budgeting is such an efficient instrument, which can remove gender-based inequality and guarantee equitable distribution of sources. she hoped that this transfer would show to be an essential instrument in decreasing gender inequalities and implementing the gender transformative agenda.
Dr. Baljit Kaur stated that after implementing the gender funds in 4 departments, a gender cell can even be established to implement it in different departments in a phased method and to observe it. she stated that this gender funds shall be 100% in every sector. Implements particular schemes for girls, together with free bus facility, provision of free sanitary pads, monetary help to widows and destitute ladies and so forth.
The Cupboard Minister stated that within the monetary 12 months 2023-24, numerous advantages shall be given to ladies underneath the schemes of about 8618.50 crores. she stated that within the first class, 2068.73 crores schemes have been applied by 4 departments underneath the particular schemes of 100% ladies shall be coated. She stated that underneath numerous schemes underneath the second class ladies are supplied 30 per cent to 99 per cent profit, about 4991.29 crore schemes shall be applied within the subsequent monetary 12 months.
1558.47 crore shall be applied underneath numerous schemes underneath the third class, during which lower than 30 per cent of the expenditure is on ladies.
Dr. Baljit Kaur additional stated that within the present funds, the Authorities has supplied a funds of round 7, 172 crores in numerous schemes for the empowerment of ladies.Out of which 5650 crores for monetary help to widows and destitute ladies, aged and disabled individuals, 175 crores for Vitamin Abhiyan Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Accessible India Marketing campaign and different welfare schemes, 497 crores free of charge bus journey facility to ladies and 850 submit matric Provision is made for Wazifa Yojana Ashirwad Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana.