New dimensions of women empowerment in Chhattisgarh

Raipur (| To empower women, it is important to ensure their rights, their safety and to provide them opportunities to grow and move ahead on the path of success, along with proper healthcare and education facilities. With this vision and mission, Chhattisgarh Government has adopted the policy of making women financially independent while ensuring their rights. On the initiative of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, creative skills of women have been combiled with the local resources to open new avenues for their personal, social and economic development.
According to the India Index report 2020-21 released by NITI Aayog, Chhattisgarh ranks first in terms of gender equality. As a result of state government’s dedicated efforts to improve maternal and child health, the MMR of Chhattisgarh which was 159 between 2016 and 2018 has now come down to 137. Chhattisgarh has made great strides in eradication of malnutrition and anaemia.

Mukhyamantri Supashan Abhiyan was commenced on October 2, 2019, and since then 2 lakh 65 thousand children in Chhattisgarh have become malnutrition free and one lakh 50 lakh women of the state have been cured of anaemia. Chhattisgarh ranks third in the country for providing IFA (Iron Folic Acid) supplementation to children, adolescents, pregnant and lactating women under Anemia Mukt Bharat Abhiyan.