The women-centric government schemes have helped in making Tamil Nadu unique in state-sponsored gender empowerment.
Launched in 1997-98, Mahalir Thittam was implemented with the support of NGOs and deployment in a network of self-help groups (SHGs).
The women, who are part of the group, are imparted skill development training, enabling them to set up their own businesses.
It is not the only successful women-centric scheme from the government; it is one among many, making the State unique in government-sponsored gender empowerment.
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