Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Minority Affairs
07 DEC 2022 6:11PM by PIB Delhi
Nai Roshni Scheme

Nai Roshni scheme aims to empower and enhance confidence among minority women by generating awareness about women rights and interventions for ‘Leadership Development’. It is a six-day non-residential/five-day residential training programme conducted for women belonging to minority community between the age group of 18 years to 65 years. The training modules cover areas related to programmes for women such as Health and Hygiene, Legal Rights of Women, Financial Literacy, Digital Literacy, Swachch Bharat, Life Skills, and Advocacy for Social and Behavioural changes. The scheme was implemented through Programme Implementing Agencies (PIAs). Now, the scheme has been merged with PM VIKAS as a component. Since inception, about 4.35 lakh beneficiaries have been trained under the ‘Nai Roshni’ scheme.

No training centres are set up by the Ministry under this scheme. The selected PIAs are required to implement the project directly through their organizational set-up in the locality/ village/ area in which training is conducted.

This information was given by the Minister of Minority Affairs, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.