PM to address post budget webinar on ‘Economic Empowerment of Women’ Friday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the inaugural session of the post-budget webinar on the issue of “Economic Empowerment of Women” in the morning on Thursday.

The webinar is being organised by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Ministry of Rural Development.

As per the Ministry , “It is part of a series of post-budget webinars being organized with an aim to brainstorm and firm up pathways for sustainable growth of women- owned and women-led business enterprises”.

Union Minister of Women and Child Development. Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Rural Development, Giriraj Singh, Minister of State of Women and Child Development, Shri Mahendrabhai Munjpara and other dignitaries and officials from public and private sectors would also join the inaugural session.

Earlier, the Budget Speech of Union Finance Minister pertained to Economic Empowerment of Women.

The announcement stated that “remarkable success achieved by DAY-NRLM in mobilizing 81 lakh Self Help Groups, is to be taken to next stage of economic empowerment through formation of large producer enterprises to serve the large consumer markets, and turn few of them as ‘Unicorns”.

Following the inaugural session, three break-out sessions under the themes Scaling up SHGs into large business enterprises/ collectives; Leveraging Technology & Finance; and Markets and Business Expansion will see extensive deliberations.

The break-out sessions are expected to come out with practical and implementable solutions.

“The break-out sessions will be followed by a Concluding Session, which will have presentations by moderators of each of the three breakout sessions in the presence of Secretaries of line Ministries/ Departments and other stakeholders followed by open discussion” It said.


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