Staff Reporter

Programmes for women empowerment

KANCHEEPURAM: Collector Pradeep Yadav presented the “Manimegalai” award and Rs. 50,000 in cash to the Kovur panchayat federation of women self-help groups here on Tuesday. Mr. Yadav said efforts were being made to improve the literacy rate among women in the State. Several programmes were also being implemented for women empowerment. The Collector presented the award and Rs. 10,000 each to the Annai Teresa women SHG of Wallajabad panchayat union, the Singaperumal Sigaram women SHG of Kattankolathur panchayat union and the Nellikuppam women SHG of Tiruporur panchayat union, who were selected as award winners at the district-level.