Rural women take to ”chapatti” business in Tamil Nadu

March 21st, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Krishnakari (Tamil Nadu), Mar 21 (ANI): Rural women in Tamil Nadu are independently participating in the business of making chapattis under the guidance of self-help groups.
The Tamil Nadu Government and the Central Government have implemented the Mahalir Sangam in partnership with a non-government organization with the objective of improving the socio-economic condition of women and ensuring their empowerment.
A group of 20 women are working under the self-help group Shivaskathi Mahalir Sangam.
“We have received an order of 3000 chapattis from the TVS Company near Kothandapalli. Earlier, we used to face lot of difficulties, but now we are earning 2000 out of these 3000 chapattis. We have received 22650 rupees from the Central Government funds as the loan from the banks,” said Laxmi, member of the Shivasakti Women Group.
They have received loans from the banks with the help of which they have been successfully running their kitchen business and have managed to supply to corporate companies located near the Hosur industrial estate.
“We have come over here to let people know about these self-help groups. Here Shivasakti Mahavir Sangam has been provided with central assistance of rupees 5,00,000 with a subsidy of rupees 2,50,000 out of it have been provided,” said Uma Maheshwari, Deputy Developmental Officer, Hosur, Krishnakari District.
The Central Government is providing training to such women and motivating them to start their own business, besides providing employment for others. (ANI)

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