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Modi To Visit Prayagraj Tomorrow, Over 2 Lakh Women To Attend The Event: PMO

During the programme, the Prime Minister will also be transferring a total amount of over 20 crore to more than 1 lakh beneficiaries under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Scheme.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to visit Prayagraj on December 21 and participate in an event that will be attended by over 2 lakh women, informed the Prime Minister Office (PMO) on Monday. 

According to the PMO, the programme is part of PM Modi's vision to empower women, especially at the grass-root level, by providing them with necessary skills, incentives and resources. 

The Prime Minister will transfer an amount of Rs. 1000 crore in the bank account of Self Help Groups (SHGs), which will benefit around 16 lakh women members of the SHGs. This transfer is being done under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM), with 80,000 SHGs receiving Community Investment Fund (CIF) of Rs. 1.10 lakh per SHG and 60,000 SHGs receiving Revolving Fund of Rs. 15000 per SHG, as per PMO. 

During the programme, the Prime Minister will also be transferring a total amount of over 20 crore to more than 1 lakh beneficiaries under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Scheme.  

The Scheme provides conditional cash transfer to a girl child at different stages of her life. The total transfer is Rs. 15000 per beneficiary. The stages are at birth (Rs. 2000), on completing one-year complete vaccination (Rs. 1000), on admission in class–I (Rs. 2000), On admission in class–VI (Rs. 2000), on admission in class-IX (Rs. 3000), on admission in any degree/ diploma course after passing class X or XII (Rs. 5000).

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of 202 Supplementary Nutrition Manufacturing Units. These units are being funded by the Self Help Groups and will be constructed at the cost of approx Rs. 1 crore for one unit. 

These units will supply the Supplementary Nutrition under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) in 600 blocks of the State.


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