Former Chief Minister and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu has announced a “Declaration for Women” during his “Vastunna Mee.. Kosam” padayatra in the district.

Promises

The declaration promises a deposit of Rs.25,000 for girl-child at the time of birth so as to provide Rs.2 lakh by the time she grows up, reducing the burden of DWCRA loans, interest free loans up to Rs.1 lakh, 10 LPG cylinders on subsidy, free bicycles to girl students, equal rights for education, reservation for women in Assembly/Parliament, steps to prevent sexual harassment at workplace, special squads to check eve-teasing, stronger laws to prevent infanticide, more steps to ensure well-being of girls and infants, more opportunities for jobs and employment, strengthening of DWCRA, more rural employment opportunities, training in stitching and garment-making to employable girls and better entrepreneurial and business opportunities.