Providing relief to the working women in the state, Karnataka government, led by B S Yediurppa, announced six-month child care leave for employees. Read about other initiatives here!

On the occasion of International women’s Day 2021, the Karnataka government announced a proposal to provide six- months of child care leave to women employees working for the government.

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While presenting the 2021-22 budget, CM B S Yediurppa announced a grant of Rs 37,188 crore for women orientated programmes.

He suggested on upgradation of Anganwadis into creches so that it can benefit the working women of the cities. The proposal has also included creches in two major government offices.

The six-month leave will be provided along with the maternity leave which already exists for women employees.

Major initiatives

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The government has also proposed a few initiatives to benefit women according to which entrepreneurs will be able to avail the loan facility at a subsidized rate. They will get up to Rs. Two crores at four percent through Woman Development Board/Karnataka State Finance Corporation.

Further, to support the women entrepreneurs, the government will implement the ‘Elevate Women Entrepreneurship’ program.

A total of 6,000 micro-enterprises will be established for rural women self-help groups under ‘Sanjeevini’ which will benefit 60,000 women.

Apart from this, the CM also announced the ‘Vanitha Sangathi’ program. As per this initiative, BMTC bus pass at a concessional rate will be given to women laborers of the garment sector in Bengaluru.

For the safety of women, the government has announced to fix 7,500 cameras in public places of Bengaluru city under the safe city project.

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