KTR Assures Women’s Exclusive Manifesto

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Telangana, KTR

BRS Working President Urges Women to Brainstorm on Services Required

Hyderabad: BRS working president KT Rama Rao on Sunday assured to come up with a women-exclusive manifesto, besides working out plans to extend loans to women entrepreneurs in manufacturing and service sectors in urban areas at much lower interest rates.

Key Highlights

  • Women’s manifesto to be drafted by women
  • Brainstorming on services required like exclusive open gyms, more women’s universities
  • Free shuttle services from Metro stations for passengers, especially during nights
  • Establishment of WE-Hub and four exclusive women’s industrial parks
  • 10% of plots in industrial parks earmarked for women
  • Draft of cybercrime legislation
  • Exclusive toll-free number for women to lodge complaints
  • Provision of safe drinking water to 10 million homes
  • Establishment of 200 minority schools
  • Increase in institutional deliveries from 31% to 61%
  • Substantial decrease in infant and maternal mortality rates
  • Streenidhi, a Non-Banking Financial Corporation created in association with women’s Self-Help Groups
  • Kalyana Lakshmi and Women’s University delivered despite not being promised in the manifesto
  • Amma vodi program to pick up and drop pregnant women for checkups
  • Collaboration with a private company to produce vaccines for women with negative blood groups
  • Mental fortitude and mental strength are qualities admired in women
  • Recognition of women sports superstars like Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Jwala Gutta, Nikhat Zareen, and Isha Singh

BRS Working President’s Interaction with Women

Rama Rao, while interacting with women at a program in Hyderabad on Sunday, urged them to brainstorm on the services required in the women’s manifesto. He suggested considering services like exclusive open gyms, more women’s universities, and free shuttle services from Metro stations for the convenience of passengers, especially at night.

Government’s Initiatives for Women’s Empowerment

The State government has established WE-Hub and four exclusive women’s industrial parks, including Sultanpur, Nandigama, and Koheda. Additionally, 10% of plots in industrial parks have been earmarked for women in Telangana.

On the safety and security front, the government is drafting cybercrime legislation to address cyberbullying and online harassment of women. Telangana is set to become the first State to enact such legislation.

Efforts to Address Social Issues

The government has provided safe drinking water to 10 million homes and established 200 minority schools to address social issues affecting women. Nearly 1.15 lakh students, including 50,000 young women, are pursuing education in these schools.

Healthcare Initiatives for Women

Institutional deliveries have increased from 31% to 61% due to the government’s focus on healthcare for women. Infant and maternal mortality rates have also seen a significant decline.

Financial Empowerment of Women

The Streenidhi scheme, a Non-Banking Financial Corporation created in association with women’s Self-Help Groups, has provided financial assistance to women in rural areas. The repayment rate for loans under this scheme is 99.99%.

Women’s Welfare Programmes

The government has implemented several women’s welfare programs, including Kalyana Lakshmi and the establishment of a women’s university. The Amma vodi program provides transportation for pregnant women to attend checkups.

Collaboration with Private Sector

The government is collaborating with a private company to produce vaccines for women with negative blood groups, who have a 14% higher risk of blood loss and mortality during pregnancy. Telangana will be the first State to implement this initiative.

Admiration for Women’s Qualities

Rama Rao expressed his admiration for women’s mental fortitude and mental strength, qualities he believes men often lack. He also acknowledged the achievements of women sports superstars from Telangana, including Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Jwala Gutta, Nikhat Zareen, and Isha Singh.

Conclusion

Rama Rao’s assurance of a women’s exclusive manifesto and his emphasis on women’s empowerment through various initiatives demonstrate the BRS government’s commitment to the well-being of women in Telangana.

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