TEHRAN – The national budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year 1402, which starts on March 21, has increased the budget for women’s affairs by over 50 percent compared to the current year’s budget.
Some 580 billion rials (about $1.5 million) has been proposed by the budget bill for the next year compared with 320 billion rials (about $800,000) for the current year, ISNA reported.
President Ebrahim Raisi submitted the administration’s draft of the national budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year 1402, which starts on March 21, to the Majlis on January 11.
The proposed budget amounted to about 52.616 quadrillion rials (about $131 billion), with a 40 percent rise from the current year’s budget.
The president mentioned stable economic growth, people’s livelihood, observing justice, and efficiency of the government system as the main approaches of the budget bill and stated: “In this bill, the establishment of a progress and justice fund in all provinces is foreseen so that the development credits of the provinces are paid systematically.”
The National Headquarters for Women and Family Affairs has approved six plans to support families and empower women and improve their status in society.
The formation of a loan guarantee fund for women heads of households was one of the plans of the National Headquarters for Women and Family Affairs.
Due to the fact that many female breadwinners could not use business loans due to the lack of a guarantor, the fund was established to help them.
According to official statistics, there are 3.5 million female heads of households, but according to unofficial statistics, the figure reaches more than 6 million.
A plan is entitled ‘Upgrading the structure of the vice president and advisors related to the vice presidency for women and families.’
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