Women suffering from acid attack will be uplifted in Uttarakhand, an action plan will be made

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The State Government will prepare an effective action plan for the upliftment of women suffering from acid attacks. Rekha Arya, Minister of State for Women Welfare and Child Development (Independent Charge), gave this assurance during a dialogue with these women through video conferencing on Tuesday. He also gave instructions to the officials to get the disability certificates of these women and to propose proposals for the field in which they want to work.

Minister of State for Women Welfare and Child Development Rekha Arya interacted with these women for the purpose of linking the women suffering from acid attacks with employment and preparing welfare schemes related to them in the future. Seven victims of Udham Singh Nagar, Almora, Khatima, Nainital related to video conferencing presented their grief to the minister. Most of them still need treatment. Women suffering from acid attacks reported that their disability certificates were also not produced. These women told the minister that due to lack of employment and self-employment opportunities, they had to face difficulties. Moreover, even pensions are not available. She also kept her priorities in view of employment and self-employment and urged the government to help.

Arya, Minister of State for Women Welfare and Child Development, encouraged the acid attack victims not to give up and continue the struggle. Assured that a strategy will be chalked out to make women suffering from acid attacks self-reliant. According to their ability, an action plan will be made to link them with employment and self-employment. He also asked everyone to continue their children’s education and avoid corona infection.

Minister of State Arya instructed the District Program Officers of all the districts to take immediate steps to get disability certificates of women suffering from acid attacks. The proposal should be sent to the directorate as soon as possible in the field in which the concerned women want to work. He also directed that action should be initiated for the victimized women whose pension is to be imposed.

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