Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK):
This scheme was launched in 2017 by Government of India to empower rural women through community participation and to create an environment in which they realise their full potential. The main purpose of this scheme is to enhance women’s quality of their primary as well as secondary education and overall quality of life will be improved through the implementation of this scheme life.
The scheme aims to provide support service for empowering rural women with opportunities for skill development, digital literacy, health, nutrition and employment. Further the scheme aims to improve declining child sex ratio and ensure survival and protection of the girl child and ensuring her education and empowering her to fulfil her potential. The Scheme provides an interface for rural women to approach government for getting their entitlements for empowering them through training and capacity building.
The scheme is envisaged to work at various levels. While, National Level and State Level (State Resource Centre for Women) structures for providing technical support to the respective government on issues related to women, the District and Block Level Centres for providing support to MSK and also give a foothold to BBBP.
In the district Pulwama District Level Centre for Women (DLCW) MSK was established and the team start functioning and working in the district from 16th of March 2020 with staff strength of 3 officials (1 Women Welfare Officer and 2 District Coordinators).