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Women Transforming India Awards (WTI)

Women Transforming India Awards (WTI)- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges- Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.

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Women Transforming India Awards (WTI) in news

  • NITI Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) is organizing the fifth edition of the Women Transforming India Awards (WTI) on 21 March 2022.
  • This year, as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the WTI Awards will be conferred on 75 women achievers to celebrate their contribution towards a ‘Sashakt Aur Samarth Bharat’.

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Women Transforming India Awards (WTI)

  • About: The Women Transforming India Awards is NITI Aayog’s annual initiative to highlight the commendable and ground-breaking endeavours of India’s women leaders and change-makers.
  • Categories: Applications for the WTI Awards ’21 were invited from 1 October 2021 to 21 February 2022, under one or more than one of the following seven categories:
    • Public and Community Service
    • Manufacturing Sector
    • Non-manufacturing sector
    • Financial Products enabling Economic Growth
    • Climate Action
    • Promote Art, Culture and Handicrafts
    • Digital Innovation
  • Selection of Winners: The 75 awardees represent different regions and sectors and have been selected through an elaborate process spanning several months.
    • The awardees have been selected on the basis of nominations received on WEP and through shortlisting by a search-and-select committee.

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About Women Entrepreneurship Platform

  • About: Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) is an aggregator portal that aims to catalyse the entrepreneurial ecosystem for women and address information asymmetry.
  • Mandate: To build a vibrant ecosystem for women-led enterprises, the WEP works to strengthen industry linkages and increase awareness of existing programmes and services.
  • Performance: To date, more than 900 women entrepreneurs have been benefitted through 77 programmes and events hosted on the platform.
  • Role Played during COVID-19 Pandemic: The Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) played an active role during Covid-19-
    • By conducting webinars to provide business support to women entrepreneurs and
    • Through its Masking It Up campaign: women-led small businesses in India that were adversely impacted were supported.

 

National Commission for Women (NCW)

National Commission for Women (NCW)

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