Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Yojana, new PURA launched

The centre has launched two new rural development schemes – Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Yojana and new PURA – from the Thrissur district of Kerala. The first pro­ject called Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Yojana has two com­ponents with a budgetary provision of Rs 80 crore each and is designed for improving the economic status of about three lakh women workers in the state of Kerala. The second scheme launched from Thrissur and Mallapuram districts is rechristened as new PURA (Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas), which is aimed at creating physical infrastruc­ture in rural areas of the country in the Public-Private Part­nership mode.

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