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Kerala’s ‘She-Taxi’ bags CM’s innovation award

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Kerala’s all-women taxi cab service “She-Taxi” had bagged the prestigious Chief Ministers Award for Innovation in Public Policy 2014.   

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Key highlights

  • She-Taxi idea was chosen for the honor taking into account it as a unique model and its prospects to reproduce in other places.
  • The initiative had deal with the safety and security concerns of women travelers.
  • The award had been received by Gender Park CEO Dr P T M Sunish and the She-Taxi representatives from K Muraleedharan, MLA, at a function.

About She-Taxi

  • She-Taxi is the country’s first 24×7 taxi network by women for women.
  • It is Owned and operated by women entrepreneurs.
  • Two years ago the state Social Justice Department, had launched the cab network.
  • The aim of She-Taxi is to promote entrepreneurship, self-employment and security among women.
  • In the state it also contributed to the socio-economic empowerment aspect of women.
  • She Taxi’ is a 24X7 service available for booking via mobile phones and online.

About Chief Ministers Award for Innovation

  • This award is given for the outstanding contributions to public service delivery and innovations in governance.
  • The awards have been presented to public officers of the State on individual, group and organisation basis.
  • Screening of the nominations for the awards is done by the Expert Committee.
  • The individual and group award carries a cash prize of up to Rs 1 lakh per individual and the organization can get a prize up to Rs 5 lakhs