The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday launched Mission Shakti on the second day of Navratri, the festival celebrating the divine feminine. In a series of tweets, the Chief Minister’s office informed that in the first phase of Mission Shakti, programmes to create awareness will be conducted. In the second phase, action will be taken against the corrupt people involved in various departments associated with women empowerment and bringing justice to women. The CM Office further stated that women and children should be made aware of helpline numbers like ‘1090’, ‘181’, ‘1076’ and ‘112’.The government further said that each one of 1,535 thanas will have women’s help desk which will be handled by a woman constable. These police stations will also be equipped with restrooms for women and facility of drinking water will be made available. They will also be equipped with CCTV cameras. Same arrangements will also be made at about 350 tehsils.