- Abhijit Nath, NET Correspondent, Tripura
Agartala, March 9, 2022 : The Tripura government has decided to spend Rs 400 Crores in the fiscal year 2022-23 under the ‘Tripura State Policy for Women’s Empowerment, 2022’, marking a huge step forward in women’s empowerment.
The Union Home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday last announced a new decision ‘Women Policy 2022’ of the Tripura government at a political public rally here in Agartala.
Tripura’s cabinet spokesperson and Information & Cultural Affairs (ICA) minister Sushanta Chowdhury in a press conference at Civil Secretariat here in Agartala on Wednesday noon said the council of ministers in a meeting on March 05 last took decision of implementing ‘Women Policy 2022’ which was officially announced by Amit Shah on Tuesday last.
Along with 33% reservation in all state government jobs and outsourced manpower in future vacancies, the policy also provided 50 percent reservation for women in government market stalls and shopping complexes as well as 50 percent earmarking of funds for women entrepreneurs in the Venture Capital Funds being set-up by the state government, he added.
Chowdhury said that an amount of Rs 400 crore to be spent for ‘Women Policy 2022’ and the Social Welfare and Social Education department is the nodal department for implementation of the policy.
The major new interventions envisaged in the ‘Tripura State Policy for Empowerment of Women, 2022’ are- 03 percent interest for educational loans in higher studies, 50 percent reservation for women in government market stalls and shopping complexes, Rs 10 crore to be spent for 13 women health and wellness centres along with integrated one stop centre, 100 bedded super speciality at AGMC for mother and child spending Rs 190 crore, Rs 90 crore for 100-bedded Drug Dependence Treatment Hospital, Rs 45 crore for 50-bedded Psychiatric Hospital for women, Rs one crore each for 25-bedded half way home and 3 old age homes, Rs 15 crore for 4 working women hostels, Rs 50 crore for multi-sectoral proposal under Nirbhaya Funds, and 50 lakh for State Resource Centre for women.