Jharkhand Government Schemes for Women

Exclusive schemes for Jharkhand

Tejaswini Rural Women Empowerment Programme
The programme has been implemented by Women Finance and Development Corporation which provides financial assistance to rural women in districts. It helps individuals who are poverty stricken and also tackles issues like gender imbalances and tribal dominance. The beneficiaries belong to the poorest of the poor section of the areas. It provides different empowerment inputs, training, group management, accounting and decision taking. It also trains the rural people in accordance to conflict management, gender sensitization, income enhancement inputs, legal awareness, health and hygiene and management of group funds. Presently it is focusing on livelihoods, micro-enterprises and marketing linkages.

The Better India
It is an online portal that shares latest inspirational stories for the entrepreneurs of India. It has stories of transformation, business innovations, government projects, policies and their impact on the people and other success stories that are motivational and a source of encouragement for the entrepreneurs.

Mlinda Sustainable Environment Private Limited
The organisation impacts the economic growth through renewable energy and wildlife conservation. It was started in 2005 and is working full time for creating an impact in the society. It has installed solar mini-grids and sells the energy for domestic and productive uses in rural India. It supports the communities and helps them to become financially and environmentally sustainable. The organisation has provided 5 tribal women in Jharkhand with solar-powered rice hulling machine and they have started their own rice hulling enterprise.

Jharkhand Department of Industry
Jharkhand State Industrial Policy 2012 given by Jharkhand Department of Industry. Its main objectives include making Jharkhand a favoured destination for investors and sustainable growth of industrial sector. It looks after friendly linkages between large industries and MSME industries. It assists the manufacturing activities of industries. It facilitates maximum utilization of mineral and natural resources. It accelerates the growth of sericulture, handicraft, handloom, Khadi and village industries for generation of employment in rural areas.

Free Mobile Phone Scheme for Women Entrepreneurs in Jharkhand
This scheme is given by the Chief Minister Mr Raghubar Das. Under this scheme one lakh free smart phones to women entrepreneurs. This scheme’s main objective is promoting Digital India and to encourage cash less economy in Jharkhand. The government wants to increase digital literacy by doing this.

MSME Development Institute, Ranchi
MSME Development Institute provides technical assistance by conducting seminars and workshops, project profiles and capacity assessment. It provides skill development training by various skill development programmes and management development programmes. It also performs economic investigation and statistics and performs market development activities. It also promotes export.

Xavier Institute of Social Service
Entrepreneurship Development Programs are organised from time to time for development of entrepreneurship. It aims at all round development of an area or a person which emphasises on economic development. It has conducted more than 300 Entrepreneurship Development Programs and vocational training programs.

Jharkhand Start-up Policy 2016
This policy was introduced to build a robust business friendly ecosystem in Jharkhand. Government of Jharkhand aims to create opportunities and improvement driven governance as it recognizes the fact that enabling start-up ecosystem can facilitate growth and scaling of at least 1000 direct start-ups and supports 1500 start-ups virtually, by the year 2021.

Jharkhand State Industrial Policy, 2001
On 15th November 2000, this Policy was enumerated to optimally utilise the available resources of the State in a planned manner and to mobilise the industrial development of the State. To achieve industrial growth, the districts of the State have been categorised into three categories, so as to capitalise the industrial potential through planned utilisation and development of natural and human resources and to gradually increase the employment opportunities.

Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas(DWCRA)
DWCRA had the main objective to improve the socio-economic status of the poor women in the rural areas by creating groups of women for income-generating activities on a self-sustaining basis. The main strategy adopted to make this successful under the programme was to facilitate access for poor women to employment, skill up gradation, training credit and other support services so that the DWCRA women as a group could take up income-generating activities for supplementing their incomes. It sought to encourage collective action in the form of group activities so that they can work better and was more sustainable than the individual effort. It encouraged the habit of thrift and credit among poor rural women to make them self-dependent.
The Scheme had been merged into Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) with IRDP, TRYSEM etc. from April, 1999.

It facilitates and manages training for grass root level women’s group for the World Bank Institute funded Women’s Enterprise Management Training Outreach Programme (WEMTOP). It also provides training to NGO staff for training Enterprise Support Staff (TEST). Presently Udyogini is working with 50,000 producers and it aims to increase its outreach to 1, 00,000 producers in 5 states- Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. The services include skill and entrepreneurship training, business counselling, market linkages, financial linkages, institution building and social security.