Gender : Female Category : SC/ST/OBC/GEN
Swawlamban is a State sponsored scheme for socially distressed women and girls including transgender , trafficked victims , sex workers and women in moral danger of the age group of 18-35 years through which vocational training is imparted in collaboration with NGOs. This scheme emphasizes economic empowerment of socially marginalized women with special emphasis on those who are vulnerable to immoral trafficking.
The scheme has the broad objectives –
a. Developing skill leading to generating of income of the women & girls in crisis situation and from the under privileged section of the society ensuring economic participation of women and transgender in the family.
b. Providing ‘Entrepreneurship development training’ for making them capable for taking up bankable projects after the training.
c. Influencing small & cottage entrepreneurship with a motive to create viable markets in the domestic as well as overseas.
d. Converging different facilities available with the Local Government for all round development of the women & girls.
e. Creating scope for alternative source of employment to women & girls in tribal areas, closed tea gardens, hills, islands and slums without any overlapping of similar programme.
The socially distressed Women & girls including Transgender of the age group of 18-35 yrs. are to be covered in the programme; traffic victims, potential traffic victims, sex workers and women in moral danger be given priority and if necessary the upper age limit for such category of women be relaxed up to 45 years.
The proposed beneficiaries from NGOs are to be selected in consultation with BDO/SDO/DSWO/ADM