From Lakhpati Didi Scheme To Cervical Cancer Vaccination, 5 Ways The 2024 Budget Is Set To Empower WomenLadies, this is important!
This year’s Interim Budget announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman greatly focused on empowering women and highlighted some important concerns related to the female population. From enhancing the Lakhpati Didi Scheme to addressing the raging issue of cervical cancer among women, here are some very important points for the ladies to note from the Budget 2024 by Nirmala Sitharaman.
Lakhpati Didi Scheme
This scheme for women strives to make them financially independent by imparting technical skills such as making LED bulbs, tailoring, drone operation and more. This scheme makes women capable of earning one lakh annually. In the latest Budget, Nirmala Sitharaman announced that Lakshpati Didi Scheme was enhanced from 2 to 3 crore.
View this post on Instagram
Women’s Health Care
Another important area that Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget 2024 focused on was women and child health care. The Finance Minister announced that the government is planning to bring all the maternal and child healthcare facilities under one broad framework ensuring easier implementation.
Also Read: Budget 2024: What Is The Lakhpati Didi Scheme That Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Stressed Upon For Women?
The problem of cervical cancer among a significant number of women is concerning and it was great to see the government address it in the Budget 2024. Nirmala Sitharaman made a stern commitment to making sure that the government encourages cervical cancer vaccines among girls in the age group 9-14.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Nirmala Sitharaman proudly announced that women constitute 43 per cent of these courses. She also hailed the government’s success in encouraging education among young girls and stated that higher education among women has seen a 28 per cent increase since 2014.
Encouraging Female Entrepreneurs
While announcing the Budget 2024, Nirmala Sitharaman also spoke about the Mudra Yojana that strives to encourage the entrepreneurial skills of women. She further stated that the government gave out 30 crore Mudra Yojana loans.