Monday, September 15, 2008

AP govt to provide bank loans to empower women

Andhra government is providing bank loans of Rs one lakh crore at a low interest rate of three per cent in the next five years to improve economic status of women.

Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy while communicating with people’s representatives at his camp office said that government is firm with its decision to change the economic status of at least one crore women through this effort.

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is visiting the state where she will address a conference on Women Empowerment at Triputi, Reddy reviewed the arrangements.

He said 'Pavala Vaddi' scheme, was launched to make women self-reliant, and this scheme has made women financially disciplined.

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