Financial independence vital for women empowerment: ADC

TAWANG, Dec 18: “Women empowerment can be achieved if the women are financially independent and government has been continuously working to support women through various welfare schemes,” said Tawang additional deputy commissioner Lobsang Tsering during the inaugural day of the three days long entrepreneurship development programme for women entrepreneurs of the district, which began at district industries centre here on Wednesday.
Organized by the department of industries, Tawang, the programme is being attended by 25 women entrepreneurs of the district.
The additional deputy commissioner Lobsang Tsering further said that local women can explore the scopes like preparing pickles, traditional dresses and other necessary items with locally available resources which would make them financially strong and at the same time they need not to look for market outside the state.
Assistant director of industries Tsering Drema in her address said that ‘to eradicate the social attitude of inequality to women, and to empower them with skill development, entrepreneur development programmes are being conducted by the government since 2006.’
She informed that the women groups are being supported by govt. through financial institutions in the form of loans, subsidy and grants in aid to start their own business.
Tawang CDPO and Tawang HDFC branch manager were the resource persons for the programme.