Women learn to stitch their way to lead a better life in NABARD watershed village in Gajasingavaram

RAJANNA-SIRCILLA: In a first of its kind in the country, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in association with the Village Watershed Development Committee has provided a fortnight long training programme for women SHG members in tailoring in Gajasingavaram village of Gambhiraopeta mandal.

After completion of the training, the certificates and stipend amount was distributed to the 30 women SHG members by NAFSCOB, TSCAB and Karimnagar DCCB chairman Konduru Ravinder Rao along with NABARD general manager Haragopal in Gajasingarvaram village on Monday (March 27). The Karimnagar District Cooperative Central Bank was the watershed project facilitating agency.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Ravinder Rao said that the women SHG members, who had undergone training in tailoring, should start their own work from home ventures. He also assured financial assistance from DCCB if they form into a group and launch a start-up. Referring to the Apparel park coming up in Baddenapalli on the outskirts of Sircilla town, he assured to provide employment in the Apparel park for the womenfolk.

NABARD General Manager Haragopal said that the NABARD was according top priority for the women empowerment activities as they were the major stakeholders apart from the farmers. Stating that the NABARD had spent Rs 63 crore across the country by organising various training programmes for the women SHG members, he said that they were also helping the women SHGs to market their products by opening rural marts and conducting exposure visits.

On this occasion, the NABARD general manager inspected the watershed works in the village. He also visited the construction of rural mart works in the village. NABARD DDMs P Ananth and P Manohar Reddy, Karimnagar DCCB CEO N Satyanarayana Rao, PACS development centre resource person G Satyanarayana, watershed committee member and sarpanch Sutari Balaraju and others were also present.


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