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Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme

Ministry of Women and Child Development


Government of India has approved a new scheme namely, Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) for 2017-18 upto 2019-20 to empower rural women through community participation and to create an environment in which they realize their full potential.

The new scheme is envisaged to work at various levels. While, National level (domain based knowledge support) and State level (State Resource Centre for Women) structures will provide technical support to the respective government on issues related to women, the District and Block level Centres will provide support to MSK and also give a foothold to BBBP in 640 districts to be covered in a phased manner.

Key Feature:

  • The scheme envisages community engagement through college student volunteers in aspirational districts, as well as setting up of District Level Centres for Women (DLCWs) and State Resource Centres for Women (SRCWs) to support the implementation of women centric schemes/programs and to function as Project Management Units for Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme.
  • The Scheme is implemented through State Governments and UT Administrations with a cost sharing ratio of 60:40 between Centre and State
  • For North East & Special Category States where the funding ratio is 90:10. For Union Territories 100% central funding is provided.
  • The challenges faced while implementing the scheme include non-availability of college faculty members/colleges in certain Blocks in aspirational districts, and difficulties in engaging student volunteers.
  • Task Forces are set up at national/state/district levels for monitoring/oversight and course correction. Video conferences/meetings/visits have also been undertaken to review the implementation of the scheme.
  • State Governments have been requested on different occasions to expedite approvals and release of State share of funds.
  • Under Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme, District Level Centres for women are approved for all districts as per Census of India, 2011.
  • Funds have been released for implementing Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme as per approved scheme guidelines. 

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