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Raj govt to hold special ‘haats’ to help SHGs: Minister

Jaipur: Rajasthan government today said 147 self-help groups (SHGs) were constituted and commercial loan of Rs 52.80 lakh have been provided to them in the current fiscal, and special markets would be held to further empower the women.

Minister of State (independent charge) for Women and Child Development Anita Bhadel said the aanganwadis, a government sponsored child-care and mother-care centres, in Rajasthan are being empowered.

During a review meeting, she said from January 6 to 10, the department is holding Amrita Haat with the help of SHGs for empowerment of women and skill development.

Through the haat (market), women will be encouraged for cashless and online transactions and other schemes of the department will be publicised.

She said in the year 2016-17, 147 SHGs have been constituted and commercial loan of Rs 52.80 lakh have been provided to them.

Bhadel said basic computer course training is being provided to women free of cost to bring women in main stream.