Odisha Government launches 181 helpline for distressed women

Posted on:10 Mar 2017 09:40:54
Odisha Government launches 181 helpline for distressed women
10 March 2017 Current Affairs: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on 8 March 2017 launched a helpline number 181 for women in distress on the occasion of International Women's Day 2017.This toll free helpline number will be available for 24 hours in all the 30 districts of the state.The helpline will extend prompt response to women affected by violence.It will provide information about women-related government schemes and programmes and a range of other services.

Women of Odisha:Around 50 lakh women have been able to raise their socio-economic condition by becoming part of the women self help groups in Odisha.More than 25 lakh women have also been benefited by about Rs 1100 crore by availing incentive through Mamata Yojana, a pregnancy related welfare scheme of the state government.Odisha government has instituted 50 per cent reservation for women in Panchayati Raj Institutions and government jobs to encourage their better participation. Odisha's Biju Kanya Ratna and Mission Shakti have also been instrumental for welfare of women and girls in the state.

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