DHENKANAL: The district administration in association with Landesa, a rural institute, on Saturday launched women support centres to provide land rights to landless women. The centres will be set up at each tehsil and block in the district.
The landless women including widows, single women above the age of 30 years, divorcees and deserted women will be covered under the programme. Landesa will provide the technical support in implementation of the programme while anganwadi workers and staff of ICDS will identify the beneficiaries at the grassroots level. As single women are unable to avail land, they are deprived of benefits of the Government schemes and projects. The programme will provide the most sought after relief to them, sources said.
Collector Roopa Roshan Sahoo, Additional District Magistrate Jyotiranjan Pradhan, DRDA Project Director Madhusudan Mishra, District Social Security Officer Bishnu Charan Behera, Dhenkanal Sub-Collector Abanikant Patnaik, project manager of Landesa Narayan Khatua and senior district officials spoke about land rights of women.