One crore women in AP to be made lakhiers: CM
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Last Updated: Monday, March 08, 2010, 00:31
Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Government is fully committed to the welfare, security and prosperity of every woman and shall make every woman member of Self Help Groups (SHGs) a lakhier in the next four years, Chief Minister K Rosaiah said on Sunday.

Interacting with the members of SHGs on the occasion of the World Women's Day here today, Rosaiah reiterated his government's efforts in implementing all the welfare measures which empower women and said it was the late Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy's desire to see women are self reliant.

The Chief Minister said the Government will facilitate Rs 1 lakh crore bank loans to Self Help Group (SHG) women members by 2014 to bring one crore families out of poverty, thus making every woman a lakhier.

"I am of the opinion that once the woman in the family is empowered, made self-sufficient and happy, then the entire family prospers and consequently the society and State will develop".

The Chief Minister congratulated the UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for paving way for smooth passage of the Bill in the Parliament with all major political parties supporting it.


First Published: Monday, March 08, 2010, 00:31

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