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Mission Shakti

Mission Shakti’ is a scheme of Ministry of Women and Child Development aimed at strengthening interventions for women safety, security and empowerment.

Scheme components

Mission Shakti has two sub-schemes -Sambal and Samarthya. The "Sambal" sub-scheme is for safety and security of women and "Samarthya" sub scheme is for empowerment of women.

In the "Sambal" sub-scheme, the existing scheme of One Stop Centre (OSC), Women Helpline (WHL),  Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) have been included with modifications and a new component of Nari Adalat - women collective has been added.

In the "Samarthya" sub scheme, existing schemes of Ujjwala, Swadhar Greh and Working Women Hostel have been included with modifications. In addition, the existing schemes of National Creche Scheme and PMMVY under umbrella ICDS have now been included. A new component of Gap Funding for Economic Empowerment has also been added in the Samarthya Scheme. The existing sub- schemes of Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) and Mahila Police Volunteers (MPV) have been discontinued.

Services and activities 

  • The scheme will provide financial support for service delivery and for hiring of technical/ other required manpower for the initiatives for immediate and long-term care and support to the targeted women. The services include:
    • Emergency/ Immediate services &short-term care: Putting in place mechanisms for providing a continuum of support and care for women affected by violence and women in distress through dedicated 24 hours helpline by a national toll-free number and integrated services such as temporary shelter, legal aid, psycho-social counselling, medical assistance, police facilitation and link them with existing services etc. through One Stop Centres. ii. Institutional
    • Care for long term support: The long-term institutional care component, inter alia, includes taking care of the needs of women right from the conception stage till the time they need such care and support because of their physical, financial and sociological status due to various factors. The support system, inter-alia, includes financial support through direct benefit transfer (DBT) route, shelter, food, rescue & rehabilitation services, counselling, functional literacy, vocational training for skill development, entrepreneurship and linkages with various other support and referral services to destitute, distressed, marginalized, victims of violence, and working women or those who do not have anyone to take care through
      • Shakti Sadan, a home for destitute, distressed, marginalized, victims of trafficking, etc. to provide care and support and all the daily needs and services.
      • SakhiNiwas or Working Women Hostel will provide a safe and secure place for the working women away from their native place/ homes with all functional facilities like accommodation, food, day-care facility for their children, wherever possible, in urban, semi-urban, or even rural areas where employment opportunities for women exist on nominal cost basis.
      • The Palna or National Creche component will provide a safe and secure place for the children of working mothers in the age group of 6 months to 6 years for 71/2 hours a day.
      • Financial support for pregnant and lactating mothers is to improve the health and nutrition for mother and child as well as for partial compensation of wage loss, if any.
  • Behaviour Change Communication for dignity and prevention of crime and violence against women: This would include large scale awareness programs and community engagement for gender sensitisation, advocacy, training and capacity building of all duty bearers, service providers and stakeholders through inter- ministerial convergence.

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Last Modified : 7/15/2022



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