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Lakhpati Didi Scheme

Lakhpati Didi Scheme:

Independence Day address, the Prime Minister unveiled initiatives Lakpati Didi Scheme which aimed at empowering artisans and women’s self-help groups (SHGs) across India.

Lakpati Didi Scheme:

  • The government’s goal is to create two crore “lakhpati didis” (prosperous sisters) in villages.
  • This scheme aligns with the broader mission of poverty alleviation and economic empowerment.
  • Under this scheme, women will be provided skill training so that they can earn over Rs 1 lakh per year.
  • Features:
    • Drones will be provided to women SHGs for agricultural activities.
    • This initiative aims to leverage technology to transform the agricultural landscape while empowering women in rural communities.
    • Around 15,000 women’s SHGs will be given training in operating and repairing drones.
    • This training will not only create new avenues for income generation but also equip women with cutting-edge skills.
    • Drones have the potential to revolutionize agriculture by enabling precision farming, crop monitoring, and pest control.
    • Under the scheme, women will be trained in skills like LED bulb making, plumbing, among others.

Self-Help Groups (SHGs) :

  • They are informal associations of people who choose to come together to find ways to improve their living conditions.
  • It can be defined as self governed group of people with similar socio-economic background and having a desire to collectively perform common purpose