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Lakhpati Didi, Cervical Cancer Vaccine: Top Nari Shakti moments in Budget

ET Online

Feb 1, 2024

FM presents Budget

FM presents Budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1 presented the Interim Budget for FY 2024-25.

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Four major priorities

During her speech, the FM said that the needs, aspirations and welfare of 4 major castes - Garib, Mahilaye, Yuva and Annadata - was the govt's highest priority.

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Nari Shakti's importance

Nari Shakti or women empowerment found mention throughout the speech as the FM highlighted the Modi govt's contributions and announced a slew of measures for women.

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Empowering women

Here is what the Modi govt has done and will do for women, as per Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget speech.

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Lakhpati Didi

The govt will increase the target of women beneficiaries under its Lakhpati Didi Scheme to 3 crore women from 2 crore. The FM said that 1 crore women have already been assisted by 83 lakh SHGs to become Lakhpati Didis.

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HPV Vaccine

The FM declared that the government would support girls between the ages of 9 and 14 to receive vaccinations against cervical cancer.

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Scheme for ASHA workers

Additionally, the government has also extended healthcare cover under the Ayushman Bharat scheme to all ASHA workers.

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Mudra Yojana

Out of the total 43 crore loans, 30 crore Mudra Yojana loanshave been disbursed to women entrepreneurs, the FM said.

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