National mission for women’s empowerment to be launched

New Delhi, Nov 30 ( A national mission for empowerment of women will be launched to achieve convergence among women-centric programmes run at various levels, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said Monday.

Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, she said a token sum of Rs.10 million has been earmarked for the scheme for the current financial year.

“It is proposed that the mission will primarily oversee implementation of women centric programmes of the participating ministries, state government and panchayati raj institutions,” the minister said.