Projects and Initiatives Under the Guidance of Shri Narendra Modi

Under the Guidance of Chief minister Shri Narendra Modi Gujarat government starts several Projects and Initiatives to develop the state in all the manner and in all the direction like Education,health,business,industry,city,village etc...

Gujarat Government follows the Principles of Gandhiji. Gandhiji said that "If one boy/man is educated, a child becomes literate but if a girl/woman is educated, the whole family gets literacy".

Beti Bachao (Save Girl Child) – MATRU VANDANA YATRA

Gujarat state is suffering from the worst thing of decreasing male-female sex ratio. The state average of child sex ratio (in the age group of 0-6 years) declined dramatically from 928 in 1991 to 878 in 2001. To solve this issue various efforts are being made, one of the major in it 'Beti Bachao Campaign' which was launched by Honorable Chief Minister on the occasion of World Women's Day in 2005. Gender Resource centre was partner of this project.

Gaurav Nari Niti - Women's Pride, Gender Equality

The Government of Gujarat state decided to forme the Nari Gaurav Niti (GEP) in 2002. The State has announced the state policy for Gender Equity as 'Nari Gaurav Niti'.The state Government formulated Policy with a view to create awareness/activeness in all its Departments on the socio-economic-health-educational and developmental sector of women and benefit them through that policy by active involvement of departments.

Balika Samruddhi Yojna – Girl Child Development

govt. initiates Balika Samruddhi Yojna to change negative attitudes of people, family and community towards the girl child at birth and towards her mother, to improve presence of girl children in schools, to raise the marriage age of girls and to assist girls to all the levels of socio-economic-educational upliftment. The Anganwadi (Kindergarden) workers provide aid to open any nationalized Bank or Post Office Savings account with Rs.500/- to new born girls born to families after August 15, 1997. While they are getting education, a sum of Rs.300/- to Rs.1000/- scholarship is added to their bamk account. Till the girl child becomes to marriage age or up to 18 years, she is eligible to get the sum.

Kishori Shakti Yojna – Adolscents, Strenth and Awareness

for adolescent girls (11-18 years) the Kishori Shakti Yojana (KSY) was launched by govt. in 2000-01 as part of the ICDS scheme. Its being implemented through Anganwadi Centres in both rural as well as urban areas of state. The aim of scheme is breaking the inter generation life-cycle of nutritional and gender disadvantage and providing a girl a supportive environment for her self-development. The main objectives of the Scheme are to improve the nutrition and health level of girls in the age group of 11-18 years. A group of girls in a batch, who are pregnant, are given Health Check up by Anganwadi centres. They are also provided required literacy and numeracy skills, knowledge to help them improve their decision making skills for their bright future. The adult girls are given home work based and vocational skills, awareness of health, hygiene, nutrition, family welfare, home management and child care guidance with measures to facilitate marrying after marriage age of 18 years. They are encouraged girls for productive and constructive activities for their own development as well as for their family.

Swayamsidh Yojna – Self Reliance and empowerment

Swayamsidha is an integrated project by Govt of Gujarat for the development and empowerment of women and girls. The project was introduced by GOI during 2001 to 2002 replacing the Indira Mahila Yojana. The objective of this scheme is to achieve an all round empowerment of women in health socio-economical-cultural empowerment. The govt. of Gujarat implements the policy to help rural women be self reliable, gain good confidence and learn the art of savings life in all manner. the scheme also focus on Community oriented work, working women in groups, building their team spirit, mobilization of their activities, gaining good knowledge and awareness to empower financially. This project is initially starts in 20 regions at 26 places covering 1760 villages which include 43,200 women and 2700 initiating helpers. This project main aim has to brought women into the mainstream of development in the rural areas of Gujarat.

Vidhva Sahay and Talim Yojna

The scheme is sensitive towards women of age group of 18-40 years, who have lost their husbands and initiates policy for their empowerment and economic living condition. For those women's economical living, under Manav Garima Yojna, Rs. 3000/- margin money is given to help them to stand on their feet on their own and living. Women in this age group of 18-60 years are provided help by way of their application. The applicant gets Rs.500/- and her two children gets Rs.80/- (per child) per month through Post Office.

Saraswati Sadhna Yojna

the Gujarat Government make Provision under Saraswati Sadhna Yojana to provide bicycles to Scheduled Castes students.To buy bicycle A sum of Rs.1500/- is provided to girls below 8th standard. Also provisions are made for students high school education to get food and lodging free of cost.

Kunverbai nu Mameru scheme

The objective of the scheme is To help to scheduled caste people for their daughter's marriage under Kunverbai nu mameru scheme. people who gets an annual income of Rs.11,000/- can avail Rs.5000/- of helr for their one daughter's marriage. For this, Rs.2000/- are given to girl's parents and Rs.3000/- is given to the girl in the form of Kisan Vikas Patra.

Saat Phera Samuh Yojna

Joint marriages of Minimum five couples and over, who get married from the scheduled caste people whose total family income is Rs.11000/- , the couple gets Rs.5000/- in the form of Narmada Shree nidhi Certificate.

Chiranjeevi Yojna

In Chiranjeevi Yojana implemented by the Government of Gujarat, objective is to encourage the BPL families to improve access to delivery. Financial assistance is provided by govt. in protection to the families under BPL, covering their costs of travel to reach the health care centre. Rs.200/- for transportation with Rs.50/- for the attendant.
The scheme was launched as a one year project in December 2005 in five districts Banaskantha, Dahod, Kutch, Panchmahals, and Sabarkantha and covered all the BPL families. Now The scheme has been extended to the whole state.

Nari Adalat

The Nari Adalats is operated for legal justice in 19 regions in Gujarat.By Women jurists in women's cases of divorce, abandon, violence, rape and dowry demands etc.. These courts are set up for women empowerment.These courts are help those rural women overcome their problems in the normal system.

Some other projects are Sakhi Mandal Yojna, Krishi Talim Yojna, Fish Entrepreneur Yojna, Kanya Kelavani Rath (Procession for Literacy of a Girl Child), Educated Girl Child, Bal Pravesh, Mid-day Meal Schemes, Nirogi Bal, Vidhyalaxmi Bonds, Vidhya Deep Yojna, Teacher's Training and Distance Teacher's Training Program etc.

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