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Gov moots holding of seminar on skill development for women

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By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 29 Jul: Governor Baby Rani Maurya today issued directions to organise an awareness seminar soon on skill development and women empowerment at the Raj Bhawan, here. The assistant project directors of all districts, bank representatives, successful women in small businesses, and women who want to start small businesses in rural areas would participate in this seminar. Challenges and problems of rural women entrepreneurs will be discussed at this seminar. Information regarding facilities being provided by the government and banks for self employment will be provided.
Governor Maurya also suggested holding seminars on skill development and woman empowerment in every district of the state. She expressed her willingness to participate in these seminars.
She was discussing the role of Punjab National Bank in skill development and woman empowerment with its officials at the Raj Bhawan on Thursday. She said that banks could play a major role in providing loans to rural women. Financial literacy needed to be encouraged in rural areas. She suggested providing loans to rural women to develop home stays in hill regions of the state. A call centre could be set up to provide information on home stays in the state for tourists. Assistance could be taken from the corporate sector for skill development and women empowerment in the state.