MUMBAI: On Thursday, State Finance Minister Devendra Fadnavis presented the budget. In this budget session, several schemes have been announced for women. An important decision has been made to provide a 50 per cent discount on ticket rates for women travelling in MSRTC buses.
A bamboo cluster will be set up in Latur district through women's savings groups. A cluster of Kolhapuri slippers will be set up in Kolhapur district. The Women's Unity Mall will be set up in Mumbai. A women-centric tourism policy will be formulated for women's safety and convenience while travelling.
Four crore women and girls will be screened and medicated under the 'Mother Safe and Home Safe' Campaign. With the help of the Central Government, 50 settlements will be constructed for women who have left home to work in urban areas. The new scheme 'ShaktiSadan' will be implemented with the help of the central government by integrating two schemes — Swadhar and Ujjwala — for women in distress, free from sexual exploitation, and with family problems.
Under the scheme, the affected women will be provided shelter, healthcare, counselling, amongst a host of other factors. Under this scheme, 50 new 'Shakti Sadans' will be created.