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15 more gender resource centres to be opened in Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

While inaugurating five GRCs from Kapashera in South-West district, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said the government has decided to open 15 more GRCs across to make all pro-poor services and benefits more accessible to the needy persons living in

With this, the total number of GRCs would go upto 139, ensuring better accessibility of all schemes by all members of the community.

Dikshit inaugurated a GRC at Kanjhawala, which is being operated by an NGO Urivi Vikram Charitable Trust. The other four GRCs, which came into formal operation are at Lal Kuan being run by Plan India, at Arjun Nagar run by Society for Promotion of Youth & Masses, at East Sagar Pur run by an NGO RAWAT and at Madhu Vihar, Rajapuri run by Mar Thoma Social Action.

Dikshit said the marginalised section of the society has always been a priority for the Government and its endeavour to reach out to those areas where the vulnerable and most vulnerable sections of the society face greater difficulty, these new Centres will be taking the social scheme benefits to the doorsteps of the beneficiaries.

Speaking on this occasion, Dikshit said that her government has earmarked 65 per cent of the budget for social sector.

"We are concentrating on welfare and uplift of Aam Admi," she said, underlining the need for involvement of NGOs in ensuring the benefits of various schemes to the eligible vulnerable persons.

The GRCs are mainly being run by NGOs.

There are mother NGOs to provide training and guidance to the workers. The GRCs have come a long way in bringing a comfortable change in the lives of women and other poor persons.

The GRCs imparts training to women in different trades like beauty culture, stitching, sewing, computer. The trained women have been contributing to the family income.

First Published: Fri, November 02 2012. 22:15 IST