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In the election year Modi government has offered sops to all in the budget. Special care has been taken for schemes relating to women. Besides the general health and family welfare, the government has announced schemes for empowerment of women, a populist concept of Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

A special economic zone for women at Sanand, automobile hub of Gujarat has been proposed. It will be located in GIDC with an aim of providing employment to women. This would be an independent industrial estate for units exclusively managed by the women. The project is to be spread over an area of 90,000 square metres.

With a view to impart vocational training to the women five new women ITI's would be set up. A provision of Rs.1.25 crore has been made for the purpose.

It is planned to impart training to 40,000 women for self employment under "Mission Mangalam"; to create as many as 20,000 individual employment and also to cover 1.20 lakh women under farmers empowerment project.

Budget has a provision of Rs.3.58 crore for 42 new women courts in 17 districts. At present there are 35 women courts in the state.

The rate of assistance per child is to be increased from Rs. 80 to 100 (with a limit of two children) and the assistance to widowed women is to be increased from Rs. 500 to 750 under Niradhar Vidhva Sahay scheme.