GUWAHATI, March 17: Principal opposition Congress today said that it is committed to empowering the women of Assam and as part of it the party, if voted to power in the forthcoming Assembly elections, will implement the Grihini Samman Guarantee for homemakers of the State.
“In line with its people-centric approach, the Congress party has pledged the ‘5 Guarantee Programme’ for the people of Assam. One of the most important commitments is towards the housewives of Assam. We pledge to implement the Grihini Samman Guarantee that will cover all housewives of Assam, without any restriction or underlying clauses. The cradle of civilisation begins from home and we are resolute to start our mission of empowering women at the household level,” spokespersons of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) Supriya Shrinate and Prof Gourav Vallabh said in a statement.
They added, “The Congress Party, through its Grihini Samman Guarantee, pledges to empower housewives by providing every housewife with a monthly amount of Rs 2,000.”
The Congress spokespersons added that all homemakers will be covered under the scheme, including widowed and divorced women.
“We will bestow the self-respect that all housewives deserve. We will implement this programme within the first few days of being elected... We believe that through the Grihini Samman Guarantee, the housewives will be empowered to make better consumption/investment decisions for their household, negotiate the sin of price rise, enable better nutrition and future for their children,” the statement added.