24 November 2017: The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved for the expansion of schemes of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) under the umbrella scheme “Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women”. The expansion has been approved for a period from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with the financial expense of 3636.85crores.
The Central Share will be around Rs.3084.96 crore. Besides, a new scheme approved called ‘Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra’ (PMSSK)’. This Scheme will empower rural women through community participation.