Bhopal : Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Imarti Devi has taken initiative to financially empower women prisoners by giving them job-oriented training under the Chief Minister’s Women Empowerment Scheme. In this phase, 11 women prisoners of Chhindwara Jail have been selected for the training. They will be given a 50-day training in fashion designing, textile manufacturing and sewing-embroidery at the Industrial Training Institute, Chhindwara. A scholarship of Rs 500 per month will be given to the women prisoners during the training. The main objective of the training is to instill confidence in the women and make them self-reliant to help them re-establish themselves in the society.
The Women Empowerment Schemes aim at providing assistance to women/girls rescued from gangrape and misbehaviour, victims of acid attack, dowry, immolation and child marriage, relieved prisoners, divorcees, widows and other victims in emergency situation. Training in pharmacy, nursing, physiotherapy, beautician course, short-term management course, I.T.I/Polytechnic, computer operator programming and assistant, event management, hospitality, hotel management etc. is provided to eligible beneficiaries under Women Empowerment Scheme.