The Nai Roshni Programme is run with the help of NGOs, Civil societies and Government Institutions all over the country. It includes various training modules like Leadership of women, Educational Programmes, Health and Hygiene, Swachch Bharat, Financial Literacy, Life Skills, Legal Rights of Women, Digital Literacy and Advocacy for Social and behavioural change. Users can register online to avail benefits under this programme.


Empower and install confidence in women of minority communities by equipping them with knowledge, tools and techniques to interact with government systems, banks and intermediaries

Encouraging minority community women to move out of the home and assume leadership roles within the community


Organisations eligible under the scheme for applying for financial assistance include:

(a) Society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

(b) Public Trust registered under any law for the time being in force.

(c) Private limited non-profit company registered under Section 25 of the Indian Companies Act

(d) Universities/ Institutions of higher learning recognised by UGC

(e) Training institutes of Central and State Government/UT Administration including Panchayati Raj Training institutes.

(f) Duly registered Cooperative Societies of Women/ Self Help Groups.

The scheme will be implemented through the above organisations with the aid of Ministry of Minority Affairs

Leadership development training modules will be developed pertaining to rights of women in education, employment, livelihood etc; these will be used to empower women.

Specific training modules will also be based on local needs and issues faced by women from the minority community.

Training modules will include audio visual aids and case studies and qualities of leadership will form an integral part of the training.

Outside agencies may also be engaged for preparation of training modules.

Committee will also be there for approving training modules.

The organisations will undertake the following activities

Selection of villages and urban localities where scheme is to be implemented.

Identification of women for training and selection criteria.

Administration of non residential and residential training for women from minority communities.

Scheme aims to empower minority women and it is chiefly implemented through NGOs.

Under current guidelines, scheme is implemented through Gram Panchayat at village level and local urban bodies at district level.

It is also telecast in electronic media in Hindi and regional languages.

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