The Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched NARI, an online portal, which will serve as the national repository comprising of all kinds of information which will benefit women across the country.
Although the government has introduced many schemes and enacted several laws for women in an attempt to provide them with equal rights, economic opportunities, social support, legal aid and housing schemes, a majority of the country’s population remains unaware of these provisions or find difficulties in accessing their benefits.
To bridge that glaring gap, NARI was launched by WCD minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday.
The portal intends to serve as a one-point platform where women can easily access details of over 350 central and state schemes that will directly have an impact on issues affecting their lives.
“Nari is a niche initiative by the WCD Ministry to list all the central and state-specific schemes. The platform will provide information to women on issues affecting their lives,” said the minister during the launch, reports The New Indian Express.
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Apart from details and links of various ministries, departments and autonomous bodies, the portal also enables easy access to online applications and grievance redressal besides offering tips on proper nutrition, suggestions for health check-ups, information on major diseases, tips for job search and interview, and investment and savings advice.
One can also find information on crimes against women and reporting procedures, contacts of legal aid cells and simplified adoption procedures.
“It will endow women with the power of information to build their life skills and facilitate them in taking full advantage of the services provided by the government,” she added.
You can access the NARI portal here.