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Women groups benefit from UP start-up scheme

Implemented across 18 districts

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s efforts to empower rural women picks up

LUCKNOW, Dec 23 (The CONNECT) - The Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP) under the State Rural Livelihood Mission (SRLM) has proved to be a boon for women of Uttar Pradesh with as many as 13, 801 small-scale business units coming up.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s efforts to empower rural women and make them self-reliant during the last over four-and-a-half years have started yielding results as more and more rural females are now turning to entrepreneurship.

The SVEP was launched to strengthen women’s groups in UP while accelerating the economic development of villages and eliminating poverty and unemployment from there.

Mission Director Bhanu Goswami said, at present, the programme is implemented across 18 districts and 19 development blocks of the state.

Women in rural areas of the State are setting up grocery shops, power loom units as well as flour and porridge mills, strengthening the rural economy. These efforts are making villagers in general financially stronger than before. Each member is earning a minimum monthly income of Rs.6000 to 8000 through the enterprises.

Also, the National Rural Livelihood Mission has been playing a vital role in motivating rural women of UP to start small industries.

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