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West Bengal: Swawlamban Scheme

Department of Women and Child Development, West Bengal Government has started Swawlamban scheme which aims to improve the lives of poor women by training them to ensure their employment.


The objective of this scheme is to train the poor women, preferably in non-traditional areas to ensure their employment.

Target group/Beneficiaries:

Poor and needy women of urban slums and rural areas from weaker sections like S.C., S.T. etc.

Pattern of assistance:

  • Training cost
  • Stipend to the trainees
  • Training kit
  • Dormitory facilities if required
  • Seed money
  • DCC
  • Management training
  • Pre-production activities

Source: Women and Child Welfare Department

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