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Lakhpati Didi Initiative

Lakhpati Didi Initiative:

Prime Minister recently chaired a high-level meeting to review the progress made in realising his dream of making 2 crore ‘Lakhpati Didis’ in India.

  • Lakhpati Didi Initiative was announced by the Prime Minister in his Independence Day speech on August 15, 2023.
  • Objective is to encourage women to start micro-enterprises within their villages.
  • Under the Lakhpati Didi Initiative, the government aims to train two crore women.
  • The programme is aimed at training women in self-help groups (SHGs) so that they can earn a sustainable income of at least Rs 1 lakh per annum per household.
  • The initiative has been initiated by DAY-NRLM, wherein each SHG household is encouraged to take up multiple livelihood activities coupled with value chain interventions, resulting in a sustainable income of Rs 1 lakh or more per year.
  • Under this scheme, women will be trained in various skills, such as plumbing, LED bulb making, drone operation and repair, and tailoring and weaving.
  • After completing the training, women will be provided with opportunities to earn income using their skills.
  • The ministry of rural development is adopting a whole-of-government approach for maximum impact through convergence to transform the rural economy with the enabling of ‘Lakhpati Didis’