The Government today said that with an aim to empower women nationwide a comprehensive Mission Shakti programme has been launched.
Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani informed the Lok Sabha, the Mission Shakti is helping in empowerment of women both financially and socially.
She said under the programme loans up to 20 lakh rupees without collateral have been provided to Seven crores women through 66 Self Help Groups (SHG).
Ms Irani said under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) 22.80 crore bank accounts of women have been opened while 81 percent of Stand Up India scheme loans have been disbursed to Women.
The Minister informed that over 17.60 crore women benefited from the MUDRA scheme.