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Implementation of “Nari Adalat” under Mission Shakti

By Amigos IAS

Why is it in the news?

  • The government has decided to implement the “Nari Adalat” component under Mission Shakti.
  • This initiative is aimed at promoting and facilitating alternative dispute resolution and gender justice within families and society.

 

More about the news

  • The initial implementation of the Nari Adalat component will take place in the state of Assam and the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Mission Shakti is an initiative by the Ministry of Women and Child Development designed to enhance efforts in ensuring the safety, security, and empowerment of women.
  • The primary objective is to fulfil the government’s pledge to foster “women-led development.” This involves addressing issues affecting women on a life-cycle continuum basis and actively involving them as equal contributors to nation-building.
  • The strategy is built on the principles of convergence and encouraging citizen ownership.
  • The total approved outlay for Mission Shakti during the 15th Finance Commission period is Rs. 20,989 crores. This includes a Central Share of Rs. 15,761 crore and a State Share of Rs. 5,228 crores.

 

Sub-schemes

  • Sambal: Focuses on the safety and security of women; Includes components from previous schemes like One Stop Centre (OSC), Women Helpline (WHL), Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP), along with the new component of Nari Adalats.
  • Samarthya: Aims at the empowerment of women; Comprises components like Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), Palna, Shakti Sadan, Sakhi Niwas, and the Hub for Empowerment of Women.

 

Significance of Mission Shakti

  • Mission Shakti strives to make women economically empowered, enabling them to exercise free choice over their minds and bodies.
  • It creates an atmosphere free from violence and threats.
  • The mission aims to reduce the care burden on women.
  • It seeks to increase female labour force participation by promoting skill development, capacity building, financial literacy, and access to microcredit.

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