Mahila Samarthya Yojana, Uttar Pradesh

To empower women and make them self-reliant through employability in Home & Cottage industries in the state

Uttar Pradesh government has newly launched ‘Mahila Samarthya Yojana’ for the women in Uttar Pradesh. Scheme details were announced in the state budget on February 22, 2021. This scheme mainly aims at women empowerment and increased standard of living through women-oriented Home & Cottage Industries.  Under this scheme women will provide with market place to sell their produce. It will tend to focus on making women independent through emphasising on the women-oriented enterprises. This scheme will be operated in about 800 blocks of the state. It will come into force in phases, whereby 1st phase will be covering 200 blocks in the state. This scheme will be operated in state as well as  district level.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme name:Mahila Samarthya Yojana
Scheme Under:Uttar Pradesh Government
Beneficiaries:All women across the state
Major Objective:To empower women and make them self-reliant through employability in Home & Cottage industries in the state
Implementation in:800 Blocks in the state
Estimated Budget:Rs. 100 crores

Scheme Objectives & Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to make women self-reliant and independent, thus improving their overall conditions
  • It aims to increase the employability of women in the state
  • Under this scheme women will be encouraged to own or work in women-oriented Home and Cottage industries
  • This scheme will provide them various employment and self-employment opportunities
  • It aims at making the women Aatmanirbhar i.e., self-reliant and self sufficient
  • It also aims at improving the overall socio-economic welfare conditions of women as a whole

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Key Points:

  • Mahila Samarthya Yojana is a newly launched scheme in Uttar Pradesh
  • The launch of this scheme was announced in the state budget on February 22, 2021
  • This scheme aims at making women self-reliant and independent thereby increasing their standard of living
  • Under this scheme women-oriented home & cottage industries will be promoted and women will be provided with a market to sell their produce
  • This scheme will be operated in 800 block of the state starting with the first phase of 100 blocks
  • It will function at state as well as district levels
  • Committees will be set up to identify eligible and interested women and thereby proper guidance and training will be provided to them
  • Women will be imparted required training under this scheme
  • Various seminars, workshops, visits, counselling events will be conducted for women
  • Centres will be started for imparting knowledge about the production processes, technicalities, research, packaging, labelling, etc
  • About 90% of the total expenses incurred in the facility centre will be borne by the state government
  • Committees will also be set up to keep a check on the overall functioning of the scheme
  • An estimated budget of Rs. 100 cr. is allotted for this scheme by the government


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