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Mumbai, Oct 27: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde announced on Friday that the state

government was making efforts to promote 3,000 Anganwadi helpers to the post of Anganwadi workers in the state.

He made this announcement while speaking as chief guest at the public awareness programme on ‘Pradhan Mantri Matruvandana Yojana’ organised by the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development at Yashwantrao Chavan Centre here.

Speaking further, he said that the state government with the help of the central government was trying to empower women through various schemes.

He listed out various measures taken by the central government to solve the problems of women such as reservation for women in parliament and state legislatures, implementation of Swachh Bharat campaign, Awas Yojana, nutrition tracker programme, Matru Vandana Yojana and so on.

He further said that the Prime Minister was making the weaker sections of society such as the downtrodden, dalits and women of the country stand on their own feet with dignity.

Similarly, the state government has also taken concrete steps for the welfare of women to empower them in the past one and half years, the Chief Minister said.

In this regard, the state has implemented the ‘Lake Ladki’ scheme for empowerment of girl child and girls born in poor families after April 1, 2023, will be given lakhs of rupees, he added.