Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said, “the empowerment of women is not just a clarion call but the motto of my life” at the ‘Poshan Mahotsav’ program conducted by the MP government for the ‘Poshan’ (nutrition) month.
He spoke about various women-centric shemes implemented by the government in the last 10 years like Ladli Laxmi and Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao which have been successful and also been launched by other states. Under the Ladli Laxmi scheme, the negative attitude towards the birth of a female child was tackled and finacial assiatmce for education and marriage was provided. Rs 28.12 crore was transferred to the account of 1.10 lakh girls by the Chief Minsiter at the event.
He also said that his government’s goal is to build a state where women are respected, get education and employment and don’t face any injustice.