Rajouri District administration is organizing women empowerment campaigns in far-flung hilly areas of the District under the “BETI BACHAO BETI PADHAO” scheme. The campaign aims at encouraging women to accquire skills and become independent.
Women of Rajouri are rejoicing as 25 Handicraft centers have been set up by the central government. These centers are functioning in different areas of the District. The centers have been opened up in areas like Manjakote, Dharhal, Thanna, Mandi, Noushera, Sunderbani, Kotranka, Budhal for training women.
These centers have been established not just at the district or tehsil headquarters but in far flung villages. For example, this particular center is functioning in the remote Gudian village. More than 25 students are under training at this Center. Training is provided free of cost here. Infact, each student under training here gets a stipend of Rs. 700 per month.
The campaign is widening the horizons of women of the area would open up new opportunities for them.