• Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot has launched a Rs 1,000 crore fund for empowerment of women in the state (provision of Rs. 200 crore per year, i.e., Rs. 1000 crore for 5 years)
  • Assist in giving loans up to Rs 1 crore to women self-help groups to start their own businesses or set up enterprises and make them self-reliant
  • There are 5 schemes under this fund:
    (a) Under Indira Mahila Shakti Prashikshan & Kaushal Sanvardhan Yojana, 75,000 women and girls will get free computer training
    (b) Under Indira Mahila Shakti Lekha Prashikshan Yojana, 5,000 women will be trained in accounting
    (c) Under Indira Mahila Shakti Shiksha Setu Yojana, drop-out girls and women deprived of education will be reimbursed the fees for studying through Rajasthan State Open School, with approx. 50,000 girls and women being benefited from this