NALBARI, June 8 – The 14 day NABARD sponsored Rural Enterprenureship Development Programme (REDP) training on silk development has brought a ray of hope to 50 women mostly from the Bodo community of Kachimpur village in Nalbari district.
After completing the training organised by the Janashakti Bikash Mancha, a leading NGO of the district, the women have started eri rearing to supplement their livelihood. One Renu Boro (38), an ASHA worker led a women group at the village for rearing eri.
Similarly, an anganwadi worker, Kamala Boro also mobilised the women to engage in eri rearing so that they can earn to run their families. Of those trained up women 25 got eri spinning machines from the Central Silk Board which inspired the women to do something more.
It may be mentioned here the NGO activist Ajoy arranged the linkage of this women with the Central Silk Board. Most of the women of the village are now engaged in this traditional business.
On the otherhand, the Janashakti Bikash Mancha is also imparting training on cutting, tailoring and fabric painting to 29 rural women from May 15. The NABARD sponsored training was inaugurated by Tapan Dutta, DDM, NABARD, Nalbari and will be completed on June 26.