Ladies-exclusive markets, working women hostels proposed for J-K

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Srinagar: Aiming to empower womenfolk in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Territory’s budget for the next fiscal, which was tabled in the Parliament on Monday, has unveiled a slew of measures for women-led development.

The budget document talks about establishing “ladies Haat” and “ladies exclusive markets” at Srinagar and other major towns.

The budget document also states that women guides would be encouraged at tourist places.

In the budget document, the government also talks about the creation of hubs for the empowerment of women (HEW)-Mahila Shakti Kendras, the establishment of GPS-enabled women helpline and the construction of working women hostels.

The budget document also talks about setting up of women-led farmer producer organizations (FPOs) in the cooperative sector.

In a move aimed at providing safe commute options for the womenfolk, the budget proposes the introduction of buses and pink taxis for them.

It also talks about women-only bus drivers and conductors. (KNO)

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