*Najafgarh will soon become a women-led micro-entreprise hub, Kejriwal Government on mission-mode to create Delhi’s first city-level women federation in Najafgarh

*Under the leadership of CM Arvind Kejriwal, my vision is to transform Najafgarh into a women-led micro-entreprise hub to support women empowerment and Delhi’s Rozgar Budget - Kailash Gahlot

*Student team consisting of more than 70 students from 3 colleges of Delhi pitching in support to the initiative of developing the first city-level women federation in Najafgarh

*Confident this initiative by Delhi’s entrepreneurial youth will lead to creation of sustainable women-led microenterprises in Najafgarh; CM Arvind Kejriwal has a firm belief in Delhi’s youth potential to be an agent of change: Kailash Gahlot

NEW DELHI: 5th August 2022-Revenue Minister Shri Kailash Gahlot today interacted with 12 newly formed women self-help groups consisting of more than 120 women in Najafgarh, who are soon going to form Najafgarh's first area level federation (ALF) under the National Urban Livelihood Mission scheme. This will unleash women's potential to generate meaningful and sustainable livelihoods by providing credit and market linkages, suitable spaces, social security and relevant training. It also aims to achieve universal financial inclusion, through opening of basic savings accounts, building saving habits, facilitating access to financial literacy, credit, affordable insurance, and remittance facilities. This is in line with Delhi government’s Rozgar Budget which aims to create 20 Lakh jobs over the next five years.


Speaking at the occasion Revenue Minister Shri Kailash Gahlot said “Under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal, my vision is to create Najafgarh a women-led micro-entreprise hub to support women empowerment and Delhi’s Rozgar Budget by forming Delhi’s first city-level women federation consisting of more than 1000 women in Najafgarh. It will also become the biggest micro-finance institution in Delhi. Such grassroots institutions are essential for equitable economic development and to strengthen democracy.”

A City-level Federation consists of 10 Area-level Federations, each Area-level Federation consists of 10 SHGs and each SHG consists of 10 members (minimum).

A student team consisting of more than 70 students from 3 colleges of Delhi - College of Vocational Studies, Aryabhatta College, and Netaji Subhash University of Technology have taken an initiative to support the Revenue Minister to achieve his vision of Delhi’s first city-level women federation in Najafgarh. This team is led by the office of the revenue minister that will work with SHG members to establish self-sustaining large-scale business.

On this, the Revenue Minister said "I’m confident this initiative by Delhi’s entrepreneurial youth will lead to creation of sustainable women-led microenterprises in Najafgarh. Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal has a firm belief in Delhi’s youth potential to be an agent of change, and I’m glad to facilitate an opportunity for these 70 students to be so in Najafgarh. This will also bring learning to students and build their entrepreneurial muscle, hopefully after their graduation they employ learnings from here to become successful entrepreneurs and job-providers rather than job-seekers."

He also directed the officers concerned to expedite the process of forming the city-level women federation in Najafgarh and leverage available financial assistance schemes to support SHG members to start sustainable micro-enterprises.

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*WCD Minister Kailash Gahlot inaugurates Anganwadi Centre at Sainik Enclave in Najafgarh

*Under the able leadership of CM Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Government is committed to ensure that any woman in distress or any child in a vulnerable condition is identified, attended and taken into safety nets, through the robust network of Anganwadi centres in Delhi- Kailash Gahlot

*A systemic change in the existing supply of supplementary nutrition will take place shortly as the EOI have been invited from the SHGs and Resource Organisations- Kailash Gahlot

*Besides improving the nutritional and health status of women and children, the Centre will also encourage and facilitate the women of the area to form their SHGs

*Currently 10897 Anganwadi Centres under 95 Projects are operational in Delhi with approximately 8 lakhs women & children as registered beneficiaries
New Delhi: 5th August 2022-Women & Child Development Minister Shri Kailash Gahlot today inaugurated a new Anganwadi Centre at Sainik Enclave, Part-III in Najafgarh. The new Anganwadi Centre in the area will improve the nutritional and health status of children, pregnant women and nursing mothers by providing a package of services including supplementary nutrition, pre-school education, immunisation, health check-up, referral services and nutrition & health education. 60 children and 15 women have already been enrolled from the vulnerable pockets of more than 600 habitants from the marginalised communities in this area. Anganwadi Workers and Helpers have been surveying to identify more such women and children to bring them to the newly opened Anganwadi Centre.


The Anganwadi Centre will also encourage and facilitate the women of the area to form their Self Help Groups (SHGs).There are 10897 Anganwadi Centers under 95 Projects in Delhi with approximately 8 lakhs women & children as registered beneficiaries entitled to supplementary nutrition. Some of the Anganwadi Centres have been merged into hubs called Saheli Samanvay Kendra for integrated and comprehensive service delivery which promotes women empowerment besides fulfilment of core objectives of the Anganwadi services. The Anganwadi Centre at Sainik Enclave will encourage them to associate with Saheli Samanvay Kendra for community awareness and education on health, nutrition, rights & entitlements, women safety and child protection including social capital enhancement.

Speaking at the occasion the Women & Child Development Minister Shri Kailash Gahlot said “Under the able leadership of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Government is committed to ensure that any woman in distress or any child in a vulnerable condition is identified, attended and taken into safety nets, through the robust network of Anganwadi centres in Delhi. District offices have been directed to identify vulnerable children through Anganwadis and link them to child protection services.”

He further said "A systemic change in the existing supply of supplementary nutrition will also take place shortly as the Expressions of Interest (EOI) have been invited from the SHGs and Resource Organisations. Through efficient delivery and enhanced monitoring of the services, we are committed to provide nutritional food to the beneficiaries at Anganwadi Centres ."

He also directed the officers concerned to leverage available financial assistance schemes for women and children in need of these services and connect women to Saheli Samanvay Kendras for their economic empowerment and upskilling.