|Hostels for Working Women in Bihar|
|Under the scheme for Working Women Hostel being administered by Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, so far 6 working women hostels have been sanctioned in Bihar.
Under the Scheme, financial assistance is provided to the eligible implementing organizations such as State Government agencies and Civil Society Organizations etc. up to 75% of the cost of construction of the hostel building for working women on public land as per the prescribed area norms. There is also provision of extending financial assistance for hostels to be run in rented premises. Corporate houses or associations like CII, ASSOCHAM, FICCI etc., can also seek financial assistance for a matching grant (50:50) for hostel building construction on public land only. There is also a provision of one-time non-recurring grant @ Rs. 7500/- per inmate for purchase of furniture and furnishings.
All proposals received through State Governments including through Government of Bihar are considered for approval as per schematic norms.
This was stated by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister for Women and Child Development, in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today.