The Indian government has set aside Rs 2,000 crore to help with the cost of equipping female riders in the country.
While many women are not ready for the rigours of training and riding, the Indian government hopes to help equestria overcome their challenges, especially on the roads.
India’s Ministry of Women and Child Development has set up a helpline and an app that will help women find out about equestry training in the cities and towns and will offer discounts to women willing to put in the extra effort.
According to the Times of Indian, the app will also provide free training for women at home and for those who want to train at a sports centre or in a private school.
The app has been launched on the helplines of the Ministry of Health, Women and Family Welfare, the Ministry for Women and Children, and the National Advisory Council for Equine Welfare.
The helplining is currently open for women and children aged 18-25 and those aged 60-74.
The app is currently available in more than 40 Indian cities.
The ministry said the app, which is available in 10 languages, will be available for free for all Indians by March 2019.
While the app has already been downloaded nearly 2 million times, it has attracted interest from women across the country who have taken the initiative to help the women train for the event.