VIJAYAWADA: Every poor woman should be included as a member in the self-employment groups for which prosperous steps would be taken, Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEPMA) director Anitha Ramachandran has said.
She was addressing an awareness workshop organised for corporators on MEPMA programmes by Vijayawada Municipal Corporation here Thursday. Anitha said that the workshop aimed at bringing awareness on available schemes being implemented under MEPMA and advised the corporators to be aware of them. Mayor Koneru Sridhar stressed the need to improve awareness on welfare schemes and opined that training classes for women on self-employment would boost the financial status of their families.
VMC commissioner C Harikiran stated that certain areas in the city were identified for constructing night shelters under the National Urban Livelihoods Mission and added that street vendors would be identified through a survey.
A presentation on several programmes being executed under National Urban Livelihoods Mission, covering self-employment, employment skill trainings and placements, street vendors, night shelters and social mobilisation of institutional buildings, was given. Later, the MEPMA officials clarified the doubts raised by the corporators.
VMC additional commissioner (general) RMJ Naik, Urban Community Development (UCD) project officer K Sakuntala, city planner S Chakrapani, MEPMA additional directors Vijaya Bhaskar and Rajashekar Reddy, divisional corporators, co-opted members and UCD officers participated.