Mission Shakti


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    The Ministry of Women and Child Development has issued detailed guidelines for the ‘Mission Shakti’ scheme. 

    About Mission Shakti

    • The Government of India has launched ‘Mission Shakti’ – an integrated women empowerment programme as an umbrella scheme for the safety, security and empowerment of women for implementation during the 15th  Finance Commission period 202l-22 to 2025-26. 
      • The norms of ‘Mission Shakti’ will be applicable with effect from 01.04.2022.


    • Mission Shakti’ is a scheme in mission mode aimed at strengthening interventions for women safety, security and empowerment. 
    • Sub-schemes
      • ‘Mission Shakti’ has two sub-schemes – 
        • ‘Sambal’ -the “Sambal” sub-scheme is for safety and security of women
          • The components of ‘Sambal’ sub-scheme consist of erstwhile schemes of One Stop Centre (OSC), Women Helpline (WHL), Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) with a new component of Nari Adalats – women’s collectives to promote and facilitate alternative dispute resolution and gender justice in society and within families.
        •  ‘Samarthya’ : It is for the empowerment of women. 
          • The components of ‘Samarthya’ sub-scheme consist of erstwhile schemes of Ujjwala, Swadhar Greh and Working Women Hostel have been included with modifications.
    • Objectives 
      • To realise the Government’s commitment for “women-led development? by addressing issues affecting women on a life-cycle continuum basis and by making them equal partners in nation-building through convergence and citizen-ownership.
      • To make women economically empowered, exercising free choice over their minds and bodies in an atmosphere free from violence and threat. 
      • To reduce the care burden on women and increase female labour force participation by promoting skill development, capacity building, financial literacy, access to microcredit etc.