The Interim Budget 2019-20 has done much towards the mission to protect and empower women. An amount of Rs 1,330 crore has been allocated towards the purpose. This is an increase of Rs 174 crore over the last provision.
Enlisting the various measures taken towards welfare initiatives for women, acting Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said the government wanted to move from ‘women’s development’ to ‘women-led development’.
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Presenting the Budget Goyal said that the Government had also embarked upon a programme to deliver 8 crores free LPG connections under the flagship Ujjawala Yojana. 6 crores connections have already been given away and the remaining will get free gas connections by next year.
“Ujjwala is a remarkable success story of our Government programme, defined by a bold yet practical Vision of responsible and compassionate leadership”, the Finance Minister said.