New Scheme for disabled women

Context: Recently, Department of commerce and industry launched a project to equip and empower women by providing them e-rikshaws.

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  • Hoshiarpur has become the first district to launch this scheme.
  • Jaswinder Kaur has become the first women e-rikshaw driver.
  • Under the first phase of this scheme, 42 women are selected and provided proper training.
  • For safety and security, all the women’s e-rickshaws would be equipped with GPS-enabled systems, and their location can be monitored any time from the control room.
  • E-rickshaws will be run within the city area only.
  • Most of the women chosen by the Punjab government to receive training for driving the e-rickshaws come from economically-weaker sections of the society.
  • This scheme aims not to just provide with a means of livelihood but also a sense of empowerment.

Source: The Indian Express

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