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Ministry of Rural Development Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana Posted On: 14 DEC 2021 6:23PM by PIB Delhi The Government has undertaken ste

Ministry of Rural Development

Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana

Posted On: 14 DEC 2021 6:23PM by PIB Delhi

The Government has undertaken steps to create awareness regarding this programme and its benefits among the farming community to increase the participation of women in agriculture.

In this regard, Ministry is continuously working to create awareness about the programme through, Community Resource Persons, IEC (Information, Education and Communication) strategies and campaigns of National Mission as well as the State Rural Livelihoods Missions. The benefits of taking up sustainable practices in Agriculture, Non- Timber Forest Produce (NTFP), and livestock are discussed in meetings of the Self Help Groups (SHGs), Village Organization and Cluster Level Federation meetings. The learning’s from the practices adopted under Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP) are now being scaled up by the Rural Livelihoods Missions of States/Union Territories (UTs) under their Annual Action Plans (AAPs).

Under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY- NRLM) till now, about 38 lakh women farmers have been trained under Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP). The learning of the interventions under MKSP has been expanded to various parts of the country under the Annual Action Plans of States/UTs. Accordingly, a total of around 1.44 crore Mahila Kisan (women farmers) have been covered under DAY-NRLM till date.

The Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM) is already facilitating trainings to the women farmers in the sustainable agricultural practices.

The State-wise break up is given in Annexure-I and the district wise break up of Andhra Pradesh is given in Annexure II.

Annexure-I

  State wise coverage of Mahila Kisan (including MKSP)

S. No.

State/UT

No. of Mahila Kisan

1

Andaman Nicobar

489

2

Andhra Pradesh

15,40,808

3

Arunachal Pradesh

7,024

4

Assam

7,20,844

5

Bihar

5,00,028

6

Chhattisgarh

6,05,975

7

Gujarat

3,76,541

8

Haryana

29,672

9

Himachal Pradesh

32,256

10

Jammu and Kashmir

40,099

11

Jharkhand

14,51,421

12

Karnataka

49,253

13

Kerala

4,38,805

14

Maharashtra

24,13,909

15

Manipur

5,243

16

Meghalaya

22,788

17

Mizoram

36,808

18

Madhya Pradesh

11,42,511

19

Nagaland

18,331

20

Odisha

9,68,170

21

Punjab

33,587

22

Rajasthan

5,06,001

23

Sikkim

7,487

24

Tamil Nadu

3,98,942

25

Telangana

10,49,448

26

Tripura

40,677

27

Uttar Pradesh

9,74,302

28

Uttarakhand

51,243

29

West Bengal

9,03,276

30

Puducherry

5,972

TOTAL

1,43,71,910

Annexure – II

District- wise coverage of Mahila Kisan in Andhra Pradesh (including MKSP):

Sl. No.

District Name

No. of Mahila Kisan

1

Guntur

1,71,693

2

Chittoor

1,56,407

3

Prakasam

1,58,162

4

Visakhapatanam

1,46,705

5

West Godavari

1,14,672

6

Cuddapah

1,10,121

7

Kurnool

1,24,837

8

Nellore

96,895

9

Krishna

97,427

10

Anantapur

1,00,102

11

East Godavari

92,921

12

Vizianagaram

84,978

13

Srikakulam

85,888

TOTAL:

15,40,808

This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in Lok Sabha today.

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(Release ID: 1781444)