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|
|5.||Gujarat||vi. Sabarkantha||6.||Assam||vii. Kamrup, Metro|
|7.||West Bengal||viii. Malda||8.||Meghalaya||ix. Jaintia Hills, Jowai|
|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.