Hyderabad: Housing and Endowment minister A Indrakaran Reddy today appealed to people to protect the interests of women. To mark international women day he said that we have to make efforts for self respect and development of women. There is a need to check attacks on women and girls he said. Telangana government is taking steps for women welfare in the state. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is giving priority for women development and protection the minister said. The government offers Asara pension, financial help to girl child at birth, education, marriage and others Indrakaran Reddy claimed.