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J&K allocates 10 crore for welfare of women
The state government has allocated a fund to set up income generating units for women. There is also a plan for the formation of 'moving Anganwadi Centres' to support communities who live a nomadic life.

Around Rs.10 crore have been allocated for the welfare of women to help them in setting up their own income generating units in Jammu and Kashmir, state minister for social welfare Sakina Itoo said in Sringar.

Various welfare schemes have been formulated to uplift the economic conditions of the women in the state, she said.

"An amount of Rs10 crore has been earmarked for the welfare of the women so that they could set up their own income generating units," she said while addressing a function organised by social welfare department for distribution of cheques worth Rs43 lakh as minority scholarship in north Kashmir's Baramulla district here.

The minister said the government is planning to set up "moving Anganwari Centres" for Gujjar and Bakerwal community, who live a nomadic life herding sheep and goats in search of pastures.

Source: Daily News and Analysis