K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: As part of the empowerment of the womenfolk and help them take up self-employment activities, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD ) in association with the Spandana Seva Society, a voluntary organisation has launched a fortnight-long training programme on embroidery and maggam works for the womenfolk in Jammikunta town.
The training was being given by experts to help the women learn the embroidery and maggam works, which had become popular demand among the womenfolk, and set up their own units as start-ups. During the 15-days training, the NABARD was providing a daily stipend of Rs 50 for each participant and also providing them with lunch. After the training, they would be given certificates.
The NABARD would also assist the womenfolk in setting up self-employment by providing financial assistance from the banks. Spandana Seva Society president Shoba Reddy is supervising the training programme and guiding the students on the traditional art of embroidery and maggam works.