State govt,NRI join hands to launch project for widows’ welfare

The Punjab government will be starting a new project to empower widows in the state along with Raj Loomba,a member of the House of Lords in the UK

Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: September 4, 2013 12:02 am

The Punjab government will be starting a new project to empower widows in the state along with Raj Loomba,a member of the House of Lords in the UK. The project will start with a contribution of Rs 50 lakh each by Loomba and the Punjab government.

This was stated by Loomba at Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tewari’s camp office on Tuesday. He said already such projects were running in Andhra Pradesh,Delhi,Puducherry,Bihar and Punjab as well.

Loomba has already signed an MoU with the state government,which will be contributing Rs 1 crore,in this regard.

He said that stitching centres would be opened in different parts of the state under which widows would be trained and even after completing training,they would be given free sewing machines to start their livelihood.

The DC said ADC (Development) K P Brar had been made the nodal officer in Ludhiana. To start with,2,000 widows would be trained. The women would also be given stipends during their training period.

The district administration will help the Loomba foundation set up stitching centres in different parts of the city and facilitate them in locating the locations.

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