Madhya Pradesh pioneer in women empowerment, says Yashodhara Raje
BHOPAL: Women’s empowerment is basic mantra of social
development since families can be developed when girls’ future is brightened.
This was stated by Commerce and Industries Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia
while addressing Madhya Pradesh Day function at International Trade Fair at Lal
Chowk theatre in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on Tuesday.
Theme of International Trade Fair is women’s
empowerment this year and stall of Madhya Pradesh also profusely highlights
this aspect. Scindia said that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had started
Ladli Laxmi Yojana realising this fact several years ago. Now, many states of
the country are replicating this scheme.
This ambitious scheme has resulted in acceptance of
girl child since through the scheme girls become owners of Rs 1.18 lakh on
attaining age of 18 years. She also enumerated a number of schemes implemented
by the state government for women’s empowerment like Mukhyamantri Kanyadan
Scindia said that it is the result of committed
efforts of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to make agriculture profitable
that double digit agriculture growth rate has been achieved in the state for
consecutive 3 years.
State’s present agriculture growth rate 24.99 per cent
is highest in the country. She said that this fact has been highlighted
properly in Madhya Pradesh’s stall apart from laudable display of various
aspects of state’s increasing industrialization, tourism and development.
The Minister rewarded
government and private sector institutions for outstanding performance in the
stall. In government sector, Renewable Energy Department was adjudged best. The
award was received by Additional Chief Secretary SR Mohanthy. Madhya Pradesh
Tourism was awarded in fiscal sector. In private sector, Shakti Pump Indore and
Fancy Global Gwalior were awarded. Jury special prizes went to Batto Bai
Gudiya, Madhya Pradesh Dairy Federation and Health & Family Welfare