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Which of the following is true about Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme?

(i) Launched for leadership development and to address Women's issues.

(ii) Launched to address women's health issues.

(iii) There are 640 district centres under this scheme.

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1. Only (i)
2. (i) and (ii)
3. (i) and (iii)
4. (ii) and (iii)

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : (i) and (ii)

The correct answer is (i) and (ii).

  • Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme:
    • Launched for leadership development and to address Women's issues.
    • Launched to address women's health issues.  Hence the correct answer is (i) and (ii).
    • There are 115 district centres under this scheme. Hence statement (iii) is not correct.

 

  • Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme (PMMSK):
    • The Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra (PMMSK) Scheme was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs for a period of 3 years i.e., 2017-18 to 2019-2020.
    • It was a result of the expansion of the schemes of the Ministry of Women and Child Development under the umbrella scheme “Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women”.
    • The scheme is envisaged to work at various levels, and at the National level (domain-based knowledge support) and State level (State Resource Centre for Women) technical support to the respective governments on issues related to women is provided.
  • The objective of PMMSK:
    • PMMSK Scheme will empower rural women through community participation to create an environment in which they realize their full potential.
    • PMMSKs will be set up across 115 most backward districts of the country to reach out to rural women and facilitate health, nutrition, skill development, employment, digital literacy, etc.

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