Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Women will soon be able to avail themselves of a single window service for all programmes run by the government for them under a new national mission for empowerment of women.

Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath has said the mission would help make development programmes easily accessible to women from all sections of society.

She was talking to journalists on the sidelines of the Dalit Women’s Congress for Peace, Equity and Progress here. The mission, the process of which has begun, was proposed to oversee implementation of women-centric programmes of the participating Ministries, State government and Panchayati Raj institutions, she said.

Earlier, Ms. Tirath expressed concern over the decline in sex ratio, and said the root problems behind the social evil of female foeticide must be addressed.