GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2068
ANSWERED ON AUGUST 29, 2013
Status of Urban Women Self Help Programme (UWSHP)
2068. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of HOUSING AND URBAN POVERTY ALLEVIATION be pleased to state:
(a) Whether it is a fact that Government has included a component Urban Women Self Help Programme (UWSHP) in Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana to ameliorate the living conditions of poor women in urban areas and its slums, if so, the details thereof; and
(b) the status of implementation of UWSHP component in the State of Karnataka?
THE MINISTER OF HOUSING & URBAN POVERTY ALLEVIATION
[DR. (MS.) GIRIJA VYAS]
(a): Yes, Sir. The Urban Women Self-help -Programme (UWSP) is one of the five components of revamped Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) scheme w.e.f. 2009-10. Under the component of Urban Women Self-help Programme (UWSP), assistance is provided to groups of urban poor women for setting up gainful self-employment ventures and revolving funds support is provided for Self-Help Group (SHG)/Thrift & Credit Society (T&CS) formed by the urban poor women.
(b): Since inception of the scheme till date, a total of 52,159 women beneficiaries have been assisted for setting up Group micro enterprises and 1,40,826 women beneficiaries have been assisted through Revolving Fund for Thrift & Credit Societies (T&CS) under Urban Women Self-help Programme (UWSP) components of Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) in Karnataka.