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COUNTRY-WIDE TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM FOR WOMEN IN DAIRY FARMING BY NCW

COUNTRY-WIDE TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM FOR WOMEN IN DAIRY FARMING BY NCW

Context:

Recently, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has launched Country-Wide Training and Capacity Building Program For Women In Dairy Farming.

About the Program:

  • NCW is partnering with Agricultural Universities to train women associated with Dairy Farming and  Allied activities.
  • The 1st project women SHG groups has been launched at the Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Hisar in Haryana.

Significance of the Move:

  • NCW aims to assist women farmers and SHGs through scientific training and practical ideas to conduct extension activities in the dairy farming sector.
  • NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma said that financial independence is key to women empowerment.

National Commission for Women (NCW):

  • It is the statutory body of the Government of India.
  • It is generally concerned with advising the government on all policy matters affecting women.
  • It is headquartered in New Delhi.
  • It was established on 31 January 1992.
  • Its establishment has been defined in the 1990 National Commission for Women Act.
  • The 1st head of the commission was Jayanti Patnaik.
  • As of 30 November 2018, Rekha Sharma is the chairperson.

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