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Agriculture Minister: 75 lakh women self-help groups to be formed by 2022
Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that by 2022, a total of 75 lakh women self-help groups (SHGs) will be formed in the country. He said that the Prime Minister's mission of a new India can be realized only with the active participation of women._x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ Tomar said that more than 6.73 crore women have been associated with 60.8 lakh SHGs across the country and the Ministry of Rural Development has plans to create a total of 75 lakh SHGs by 2022 to make women more capable of earning a livelihood. He described the Women's Self-Help Group (SHG) as the backbone of the poverty alleviation program._x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ He said that more than Rs 2.75 lakh crore loan has been provided to self-help groups during the last six years to make women self-reliant. The Union Minister said that under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), women constitute 55% of the work force and 4.66 lakh women are attached to Deendayal Upadhyaya Gramin Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY)._x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ Source: Outlook Agriculture, 9 March 2020_x000D_ _x000D_ If you find this information useful, like it and share it with all your farmer friends._x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_
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