India’s Union Budget 2022: Announcement of new schemes for women and child development

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Annual Budget 2022 in Parliament on Tuesday. During the session, FM Sitharaman emphasized on the government’s thrust to empower women and children through boosters, which will help in improving their social and economic development. She also announced several initiatives for women in her fourth budget speech.

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Shedding light on the subject, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, Our government has comprehensively revamped schemes like Mission Shakti, Mission Vatsalya, Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0 of the Ministry of Women and Child Development to provide benefits.

Recognizing the importance of ‘Nari Shakti’, 3 schemes were launched to provide integrated development for women and children. He further said, 2 lakh Anganwadis will be upgraded to improve the health of children.

The salient features of the Union Budget 2022 for women centric schemes are as follows:

FM Nirmala Sitharaman said that in order to provide integrated benefits to children, Mission Poshan 2.0, Mission Vatsalya and Mission Shakti were launched recently.

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Sitaraman said that efficient Anganwadis would be upgraded by using clean energy for child development. This Anganwadi is a new generation of Anganwadi which provides an improved form of infrastructure and audio-visual support.

A total of 2 lakh Anganwadis will be upgraded under the scheme.

According to the 2011 census, women and children constitute 67.7% of the population of India. Data shared by Ministry of Women and Child Development

Budget 2022 saw the efforts of the government for the betterment of the lives of women. The budget also highlighted the strengthening and expansion of Mission Shakti. The main objective of Mission Shakti is to improve and empower the women of the country.

The central government will work closely with the states to make Mission Shakti a success.

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