Women empowerment is a must for the society to grow in a healthy and balanced manner. In Jammu and Kashmir recently in a path breaking decision J&K administration has decided to establish a women industrial estate at Udhampur to provide much needed encouragement for the women to go for financial independence.

In this direction LG Manoj Sinha termed Nari Shakti’s social and economic independence as the bedrock of any nation’s progress. He said that the J&K government has started a mass movement for the socio-economic upliftment of women across the UT.

These three new initiatives of Digi-Pay, Krishi, and Pashu Sakhi, besides several other programs of women empowerment such as Hausla, Tejaswini, UMEED, Rise Together will further accelerate efforts of J&K government in Empowering Women and making them key partner in UT’s development journey.

He outlined that DIGI-Pay Sakhi has introduced financial inclusion within the UT’s Self Help Group (SHG) ecosystem, creating much needed financial access points with greater transparency even in the remotest of the areas.

Apart from depositing money, the village population can also avail the benefits of the additional banking and financial services such as Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maandhan Yojana, registration of Kisan Credit Card etc.

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