SHILLONG, Dec 6 - Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Saturday said that sustainable livelihood for women must be linked with developing entrepreneurship.
Dr Sangma was addressing the NE CM�s Conclave on Economic Empowerment of Women organised by Federation of International Chambers of Commerce of India (FICCI) Ladies� Organisation (FLO) at its first-ever Inter-State Meet 2015 at Hotel Taj Vivanta in Guwahati yesterday.
Dr Sangma also said that his Government had redesigned its approach to governance to ensure that women are capable of taking stock of all challenges in life, in their families and in the society.
The Chief Minister also informed the gathering about Women�s Empowerment through Financial Inclusion, a programme which was started by Meghalaya Government for bringing socio-economic transformation through partners.
The CM said that weaving which is a traditional strength of the region should be exploited to the maximum and added that the region offers the largest catchment area of skilled workforce in weaving.
He referred to certain miserable situations confronted by women who go out to urban areas in search of opportunities and stressed on the need to create access to livelihood in their own backyards. He also informed about taking up of a new policy in the State; preferential purchase policy for the products of women entrepreneurs.
Chairman, FICCI, NE Advisory Council, Ranjit Borthakur congratulated FLO for showing the way not only for women�s empowerment but also for women�s achievement.