September 4, 2015
WB CM launches ‘Muktir Alo’ – Rehabilitation scheme for sex workers
West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee today launched ‘Muktir Alo’, a rehabilitation scheme for sex workers and women rescued from human trafficking.
The proposed scheme would help them to return to the mainstream, Minister for Women and Child Development, Dr Shashi Panja had earlier said in the Assembly.
She said that the registered persons would be given house rent and transport allowance during the training period. The period of training would be six months, she said.
During the launch programme, WB CM said that her government was committed to working for the upliftment of the marginalised section of the society.
“We launched ‘Muktir Alo’ initiative for those who are downtrodden and neglected by society. It is our responsibility. We have also set up a development board for transgenders,” she said.
“We have set up a Little Star board for the welfare of little people. We are working for welfare of backward communities,” she added.
Mamata Banerjee tweeted in the morning:
Today we are launching ‘Muktir Alo’ a rehabilitation scheme for sex workers and women rescued from human trafficking. My best wishes to all
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 4, 2015