Development program on gender budgeting will ensure women empowerment

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IMPHAL, April 21: A five day long program on “Gender Budgeting in Development Program” jointly organized by National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad and State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Manipur was inaugurated on Monday at the office premises of SIRD, Porompat.

Speaking at the function, associate professor of NIRD, Dr Sridhar Seetharaman said that the aim of organizing such program is to ensure women empowerment in the state.

He further said that the program will be beneficial to the participants and at the same time, it will minimize gender inequalities.

He further added that this will bring development and cooperation among the two genders and get rid of gender biasness.

He continued that in the present trend, there is a need for the people to be conscious of gender equality as it will bring more development and prosperity of the country.

Some years back, the central government has issued a notification to implement gender budgeting in every states of the country, he added.

Dr Sridhar Seetharaman further opined that organizing one seminar or workshop will not enhance the development of gender budgeting in the country and state units.

The function was also attended by principal of SIRD, KS Lungrei; Joint Director, Planning Department, N Kulkarani Devi; Deputy Accountant General of AG office, Dr Maisnam respectively.

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