Jalandhar, January 25, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
In a major initiative aimed at ensuring protective and comfortable stay for working women, the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was set to gift Doaba its first working women hostel to be constructed in the city at a cost of Rs 4.5 crore.
Divulging the details, the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr. Ghanshyam Thori said that in consonance with the commitment of the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to ensure women empowerment in the state, the Punjab government had been making stupendous efforts for constructing a working women hostel in the city.
He said that this hostel was required to ensure quality living atmosphere for the women who were working in the city, after coming from other parts of the country and state. Mr. Thori said that acceding to the demand of the district administration the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India has given its consent to construct the working women hostel in the city.
The Deputy Commissioner further said that the multi-storey building would come up at Gandhi Vanita Ashram, Kapurthala road and would house 80 working women besides 20 day care children. He said that the building would come up at an area of 36,000 square feet and first installment of Rs 1.36 crore for the project has been issued by the Ministry.
Mr. Thori said that the total expenditure for constructing the building was Rs 4.5 crore which would be borne by the Union, state government and implementing agency in the ratio of 60:15:25 respectively.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner said that the work on this ambitious project would be started soon and would be completed within the coming 24 months. He said that working women Hostel was a sub-scheme of the Centrally Sponsored Umbrella Scheme, “Mission for Protection and Empowerment of Women”