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Women and Children Affairs Ministry gets greater allocation
The government has raised budgetary allocation for Women and Children Affairs Ministry by nearly 28 percent in the proposed budget for 2016-17 FY, aiming to ensure women empowerment and physical and mental development of children.
According to the proposed budget placed in parliament on Wednesday, the ministry will get Tk 2,150 crore for fiscal 2016-17 compared to Tk 1,678 in the previous fiscal.
The boost comes as the government is going to implement a number of programmes on imparting training on different trades, providing micro-credit, establishing hostel-cum training centres and information centres, and operating daycare centres for children to increase women’s participation in economic activities.
Placing the budget in parliament, Finance Minister AMA Muhith said they taken steps to create congenial working environment for women and ensure their safety.
“Notable among these initiatives are construction of hostels for working women in different cities, including Dhaka, implementation of multi sectoral programmes to prevent oppression against women, establishment of DNA Screening Laboratory for DNA test in seven divisional medical college hospitals.
He said they want to continue our initiatives such as provision of training on different trades, distribution of microcredit and priority based rural and agricultural credit, and extension of 'Joyeeta' in order to widen the scope of skill development and self-employment opportunities.
Along with women the minister said they are giving emphasis on physical and mental development of the children.
“We’re operating six child development centres at divisional level for ensuring physical and psychological development of destitute, orphan and street children,” he added.