Women Benefited Under the Rashtriya Mahila Kosh Scheme in the Country

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
19-July-2019 17:32 IST
Rashtriya Mahila Kosh 

The objectives for setting up the Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK) are:

To promote or undertake cover activities for the promotion of or to provide credit as an instrument of socio-economic change and development through the provision of a package of financial and social development services for the development of women;
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To promote and support schemes for improvement of facilities for credit for women:
  • For sustenance of their existing employment,
  • For generation of further employment,
  • For asset creation,
  • For asset redemption and
  • For tiding over consumption, social and contingent needs;
To demonstrate and replicate participatory approaches in the organisation of women’s groups for effective utilisation of credit resources leading to self-reliance;

To promote and support experiments in the voluntary and formal sector using innovative methodologies to reach poor women with credit and other social services;

To sensitize existing government delivery mechanisms and increase the visibility of poor women as a vital and clientele with the conventional institutions;

To promote research, study, documentation and analysis, including provision of fellowships and scholarships, of credit and its management and of successful experiences at various levels in order to promote replication and dissemination of successful credit extension and management methodologies;

To promote the federation and networking of women’s organisations for shaping and to develop skills in response management & social mobilization;

To promote and support the expansion of entrepreneurship skills among women;

To cooperate with and secure the cooperation of the Central Government, State Governments and Union Territory Administration, credit institutions, industrial and commercial organisation and non-government, voluntary and other organisations and bodies in promoting the objects of the Kosh;

To accept subscriptions, grants, contributions, donations, loans, guarantees, gifts, bequests etc. on such terms and obligations not inconsistent with the aims and objects of the Kosh; and

To do all such lawful acts and things as may be necessary or conductive for furthering the objects of the Kosh.

There shall be no discrimination on the ground of religion, community, caste or class, creed or race in carrying out the aims and objects of the Kosh.

 All the incomes, earnings, movable, immovable properties of the Kosh shall be solely utilised and applied towards the promotion of its aims and objects only as set forth in the Memorandum of Association and no part of income and property of the Kosh shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividends, bonus, profits or in any manner whatsoever to the present or past Member and of the Kosh or to any person claiming through any one or more of the present or past members. No member of the Kosh shall have any personal claim on any movable or immovable properties of the Kosh or make any profits, whatsoever by virtue of his membership. The accounts of the kosh shall be audited and balanced each year.  Provided, however, nothing herein contained shall prevent the payment, in good faith, of remuneration to any member or other person in return for any services rendered to the Kosh or for travelling allowances, halting or other similar charges.

The statement of number of women benefited under the said scheme, State/UT-wise including Tamil Nadu is at Annexure-I.

RMK has taken a number of steps to spread awareness among women entrepreneurs for smooth implementation of the said scheme by providing information on its website, printing of pamphlets on its schemes for distribution to interested prospective beneficiaries, participation in Melas and Workshops.
Annexure-I

Statement showing number of women benefited under the RMK schemes, State/UT-wise including Tamil Nadu since inception till 15/07/2019
S. No.
State/UT
Beneficiaries
1
Andaman Nicobar
667
2
Andhra Pradesh
197839
3
Arunanchal Pradesh
100
4
Assam
7005
5
Bihar
17369
6
Chhattisgarh
370
7
Delhi
7742
8
Gujarat
7173
9
Haryana
4512
10
Himachal Pradesh
12925
11
Jammu & Kashmir
1986
12
Jharkhand
2428
13
Karnataka
19415
14
Kerala
34257
15
Madhya Pradesh
22716
16
Maharashtra
36135
17
Manipur
8421
18
Mizoram
70
19
Nagaland
859
20
Odisha
39372
21
Pondicherry
300
22
Punjab
500
23
Rajasthan
30470
24
Tamil Nadu
170359
25
Telangana
32553
26
Uttar Pradesh
26939
27
Uttarakhand
3148
28
West Bengal
55533
Total
741163
This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
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