Upliftment of Women of Backward Communities

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  1. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment has informed the Parliament about the women specific schemes under National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation(NBCFDC),
  2. The minister informed that NBCFDC runs two women specific schemes for women whose annual family income is less than Rs.3 lakh per annum.
  3. The schemes are Mahila Samridhi Yojana which provides microfinance to women entrepreneurs of Backward Classes and 
  4. New Swarnima Scheme for Women which provides term loan to inculcate the spirit of self-dependence among the women of Backward Classes.
  5. NBCFDC was incorporated in 1992 as a non profit company under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment,Government of India.
  6. It aims to improve and develop the economic activities for the members of Backward Classes who are living below the poverty line.