“Nai Roshni”, a scheme for Leadership Development of Minority Women by Ministry of Minority affairs is being implemented across India.
Its aims are to empower and instill confidence in women by providing knowledge, tools and techniques for interacting with Government systems, banks and other institutions at all levels.
This includes empowerment of the trainee women so that they become independent and confident members of the society.
The scheme provides for six days training programme followed by handholding for a period of one year.
The training covers issues relating to women viz. Leadership of Women through participation in decision making, Educational Programmes for women, Health and Hygiene, Legal rights of women, Financial Literacy, Digital Literacy, Swachh Bharat, Life Skills, and Advocacy for Social and Behavioural change.
The Scheme is being implemented through Non-Governmental Organisations empanelled under the NaiRoshni Scheme as per scheme guidelines in force.
While NaiRoshni scheme targets women beneficiaries specifically, other schemes of the Ministry also lay lot of emphasis on minority women.
In Seekho Aur Kamao (Learn and Earn) Scheme, 33% of the total beneficiaries are women.
Similarly, in Nai Manzil scheme, 30% of the total beneficiaries are women.
These schemes help in economic empowerment of the Minority women.