What is SMILE Scheme?

New scheme to support the marginalised people

  • Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry is going to launch soon a new scheme for marginalised people.
  • SMILE is an umbrella scheme. 
  • SMILE means Support for Marginalised Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise).
  • SMILE includes two sub-schemes for the welfare of transgender persons and persons engaged in begging is to be launched soon by the Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry.
  • SMILE scheme will cover rehabilitation, provision of medical facilities, counselling, education, skill development and economic linkages.

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