UP Govt to build Panchayat Bhavans, community toilets to reach Mission Shakti's Employment goal

Uttar Pradesh's homegrown campagin of Mission Shakti aspires to empower the women of the state

Concentrating on scaling up the rate of women employment in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has planned to initiate the construction of Panchayat Bhavans and community toilets in all gram panchayats of Uttar Pradesh. These are being viewed as a means of empowering women, by generating positions of responsibility, fulfilling the intent of the domestic campaign of Mission Shakti in the state.


Generating Opportunities at Gram Level


The state has as many as 58,079 gram panchayats, covering almost all regions by constructing 56,960 community toilets, the Government aims to improve the standard of both, position of women in the society and level of hygiene. Out of these, around 18,847 units have been built till now and about 35,058 are near completion.

The Uttar Pradesh government has announced that every Panchayat Bhavan will have a bank branch and each community toilet will have a woman sanitation worker as the caretaker, who will get an honorarium of Rs 6,000 per month. With 56,960 community toilets in the gram panchayats, one woman associated with a volunteer support group will be employed as a sanitation worker-cum-caretaker

Maintenance tools for the toilets such as brooms, brushes, wipers, sponges, buckets, mugs, mop, soap, harpic (toilet cleaner), washing powder, air freshners, gloves and masks will be readily available. During the raging corona crisis, it will also employ people engaged in the business of toiletries. Besides, plumbers and electricians will also get work from time to time, promoting opportunities. The government has allocated ₹1,200 per toilet for six months, ₹1,000 per toilet every month for sanitation items and Rs 500 per toilet every month for maintenance purposes.

With the Government's objective of turning Panchayat Bhavans to mini-village secretariats, various offices will be opened up at these local governing bodies. These will include the positions of 'pradhan' (village head), accountant, secretary, employment assistant and organisations such as the National Nutrition Mission (NNM), ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) and panchayat members. All centres are connected by optical fibres and have high-speed Internet connectivity. Officials concerned with village development will meet at regular intervals to discuss the upliftment of the villages.

Employment will further be boosted by upgrading Panchayat Bhavans to provide with documents and certificates such as caste, income, birth-death, pension, preventing the need to go to the Tehsil offices. This move will employ at least four to five persons in a village. Additional Chief Secretary Panchayati has projected the employment of nearly 58,079 poor women via these schemes and programmes of the government, including those who will directly get employment with the construction of community toilets and Panchayat Bhavans.

-With inputs from IANS

From Your Site Articles

Coronavirus recoveries surpass fresh cases in Lucknow; active caseload plunges to negative

UP government will soon launch a mobile application to locate COVID-19 test centres.

Coronavirus recoveries in Lucknow surged higher than the number of newly identified cases on Friday. Recording 259 fresh infections and 305 recoveries, Lucknow's medical expertise and treatment procedures stand tall, promoting a 93.8% recovery rate. The restrictive protocols and guidelines established to arrest the contagious transmission of the coronavirus have further capped the COVID growth at 2.5% in Lucknow. At present, the city's total tally stands at 72,838, out of which, treatment of 3,478 cases is actively in motion. Lucknow has witnessed 68,340 recoveries since the virus outbreak while 1020 people have succumbed to the disease.

Keep reading... Show less

7 interesting facts about Chattar Manzil, Lucknow's nawabi palace

An excavation site, the Chattar Palace holds history and mystery alike!

A lot is known about the City of Nawabs but significantly less information is gathered about their Shahi residence. One such monumental landmark that throws light on this aspect is Lucknow's Chattar Manzil, the former resident palace of the Nawabs. The Chattar Manzil, also known as the Umbrella Palace, is a magnificent example of beauty, grandeur, and the engineering construct of the yore Mughal reign in the city.

Keep reading... Show less

Indore's G3 Royal Omelette is serving quick & wholesome meals and it has got us all eggcited!

Egg-staordinary meals on wheels got us drooling, what about you?

Nothing beats that satisfaction of a warm and wholesome egg-quisite meal on a cold winter day, and if you also agree with this, then we have some good news for you! Indore's G3 Royal Omelette, a food van near Meghdoot Garden in Vijay Nagar, is fulfilling all our winter cravings with an array of egg-centric dishes, pleasing your tastebuds, with mind-blowing flavours, and pockets with affordable prices.

Keep reading... Show less

5 majestic temples in Goa, you must visit on your next, trip for a spiritual high

Check out these magnificent temples that stand as a glorious testimony of a beautiful co-existence in Goa!

If you are someone who has always associated Goa with beaches, parties and churches, then it is time to look beyond. The coastal state of Goa is so much wider than its beaches, so much deeper than the sea and you surely will be amazed by the culture of this 'party hub' hidden in plain sight.

Besides the dominating Christian and Portuguese communities, the Konkani undertones of the Hindu-Dravidian and Austro-Asian cultures are also fine-tuned into the identity of the state. If you still can't believe us, check out these magnificent temples that stand as a glorious testimony of a beautiful co-existence!

Keep reading... Show less

After being in the limelight for winning the title of the cleanest city in India, several times in a row, Indore is making news once again. The city has got its first-ever zero waste ward and with this has set another example in cleanliness, that other cities need to take inspiration from. The ward developed by Basix Municipal Waste Ventures spans over 4458 homes and includes areas like-Safainagar, Badribagh, Shyam Nagar, amongst other nearby areas. It has channelized the system of waste disposal in the city.

Keep reading... Show less

Subscribe to our newsletter

Newsletter

Most Read

Headlines

Lucknow

Kanpur

Trending

Jaipur

Indore

Goa

Mumbai