Important Topic: Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra
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Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for expansion of the schemes of Ministry of Women and Child Development under Umbrella Scheme "Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women" for a period 2017-18 to 2019-20.
The new scheme "Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra (PMMSK)" is envisaged to work at various levels. While, National level (domain based knowledge support) and State level (State Resource Centre for Women) structures will provide technical support to the respective government on issues related to women, the District and Block level Centres will provide support to PMMSK and also give a foothold to BBBP in 640 districts to be covered in a phased manner. - PIB
- CCEA has also given approval to the new scheme called ‘Mahila Shakti Kendra', which will empower rural women through community participation to create an environment in which they realize their full potential.
- Community engagement through Student Volunteers is envisioned in 115 most backward districts as part of the MSK Block level initiatives.
- Student volunteers will play an instrumental role in awareness generation regarding various important government schemes/programmes as well as social issues.