Poorna Shakti Kendra Project on Pilot Run in 12 states

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi
Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has informed. The Poorna Shakti Kendra (PSK) project is being implemented in a pilot mode in selected districts Under the Scheme National Mission for Empowerment of Women.

The project entails setting up of convergence centres at the district, block and Gram Panchayat (GP) level. The convergence centres are meant to facilitate greater access for women to government schemes/programs, create awareness on gender issues and facilitate/handholding of women in need/affected by violence.

The number of Poorna Shakti Kendras presently functional in the country, State/ UT-wise is given below:

State/UT in which Poorna Shakti Kendra is functional under NMEW Scheme
S.No. State PSK District S. No State PSK District
1. Telangana    i. Medak  2. Rajasthan  ii. Pali (in 150 GP)  iii.Bundi
3. Bihar    iv.Aurangabad  4. Chandigarh    v. Chandigarh
5. Gujarat  vi.            Sabarkantha  6. Assam  vii.  Kamrup, Metro
7. West Bengal  viii.  Malda 8. Meghalaya ix. Jaintia Hills, Jowai
9. Mizoram   x.Champai 10. Uttarakhand xi.   Haridwar
11. Himachal Pradesh  xii. Solan (under process for continuation) 12. Nagaland  xiii. Kohima

Each Kendra at Gram Panchayat level has two Mahila Gram Samanvyaks (Women Village Coordinators) who act as motivators for the women in the area and are also responsible for providing support/awareness on various issues related to empowerment of women. A monthly honorarium of Rs 4000 has been provided for each Village Coordinator at the Gram Panchayat level.

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