Ministry of Rural Development

Department of Rural Development to celebrate Women's day by honouring the entrepreneurial spirit of rural women

Union Rural Development Minister to confer various awards on women's day

Posted On: 07 MAR 2022 5:33PM by PIB Delhi


Ministry of Rural Development has organized an event to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March 2022 (from 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM), with an objective to appreciate and acknowledge the grit and determination of women in empowering themselves through livelihoods. Union Minister for Rural Development, Shri Giriraj Singh will be the chief guest on the occasion.



During the event, ‘Lakhpati women SHG members' who have done exceptionally well in carving out profitable livelihood portfolios for themselves through DAY-NRLM interventions will share their experiences. There will also be experience sharing by Cluster Level Federations (CLFs) members on the management of Gender Justice Centres. These women are managing the Gender Justice Centres with an aim to bring gender equity and eliminate gender discrimination.


Further, the DAY-NRLM National Awards for the best performing Cluster Level Federations (CLFs), and Public Sector Banks under DAY NRLM and best-performing Project Implementation Agency under DDU GKY will also be conferred during this event.


The function will be held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi in a hybrid mode.


National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) is the flagship programme of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India for poverty alleviation in rural India. The programme aims to bring one woman from every rural poor household under the fold of a self-help group network and ensure their financial inclusion and sustained livelihood support for coming out of abject poverty. Till date, 8 crores of rural women across India have been brought under 74.43 Lakhs Self Help Groups (SHGs).




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