Mai Bhago Istri Shakti Scheme: Punjab

Details of Mai Bhago Istri Shakti Scheme
Name of the SchemeMai Bhago Istri Shakti Scheme
Sponsored byState Government
Funding PatternDifferent income generating activities will be identified at the village level depending upon the area and the activities already being done in that particular village will be strengthened. The following activities can be undertaken: Phulkari work, Tailoring, stitching and embroidery, Hosiery and knitting, Vermi compost fertilizers. Funds for these activities will be provided by the Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society. Central Cooperative Banks will keep separate funds for these women members.
Ministry/DepartmentDepartment of cooperation
DescriptionThe scheme envisages to strengthen women especially in rural areas in single/individual capacity or clusters or groups. The objectives of the scheme is to strengthen their activities through training at convenient places. hassle free credit and assistance. The scheme also envisages creation of backward & forward linkages by creating a supply chain for providing raw material to women entrepreneurs with the help of apex/ state level organizations.
Other BeneficiariesAny women beneficiaries member of the Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society(PACS)
Benefit TypeLoan,
Eligibility criteriaAny women who is a member of Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society, Punjab is eligible for to avail this scheme.
How to AvailTo avail this scheme, Contact to District Administration.
Validity of the Scheme
Introduced On 15 / 06 / 2009
Valid Upto 14 / 06 / 2014
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Source: National Portal Content Management Team  (Punjab, 14-06-2010)