Govt to bring women reservation bill shortly: Sangma
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 19:02
  
Dehradun: Union Minister of State for Rural Development Agatha Sangma on Tuesday said the Centre would shortly bring women reservation bill in Parliament.

A consensus is being emerged for the early passage of the women reservation bill and shortly it would be brought in the parliament, Sangma told reporters here after attending a meeting of women from rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

The meeting 'Himalayan Women: Political, Economic and Social leadership', was convened at the office of Himalayan Environment Science and Conservation (HESCO), a Dehradun based NGO, working for the upliftment of poor through technologies.

Regarding poor rail connectivity in Uttarakhand, the minister said she would take up the issue with concerned authorities to strengthen the railway network in the hill state as infrastructure plays a crucial role in alleviating the status of rural population.

On the occasion, a declaration was also launched for setting up a forum for Himalayan women, and Sangma was the first signatory to it. The declaration, which would discuss issues related to women, would travel to all the Himalayan states.

The NCP MP had yesterday visited some villages in Dehradun where people have become self-reliant by using simple technologies. Later, she expressed her desire to take the technologies to the North-East so that the rural population there can also earn their livelihood using them.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 19:02


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