Gender specific allocations in PRIs

RAJYA SABHA

The Minister of Panchayati Raj Dr. C.P. Joshi today informed Rajya Sabha that Ministry of Panchayati Raj has made special resources available for training Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) under a scheme called Panchayat Mahila Shakti Abhiyan. The expenditure under the scheme during 2008-09 was Rs. 4.4 crore. The minister said however there is no proposal to increases the gender specific allocation in Panchayats and local bodies.

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