Skill development training for women in Manipur

   Apr 29, 5:36 pm

Imphal, Apr 29 (ANI): With a view to empowering women by granting them economic independence, Self Employment Voluntary Association (SEVA) under the aegis of National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has organized a skill development training here, wherein the participants, mostly unemployed, are being trained on preservation, storage and processing of fruits and vegetables, and on the process of extraction of juice from the fruits. The program provides participants, an opportunity to acquire skills that can assure them self- employment. "It is difficult to find government jobs, but with the help of this training program, they can be self-employed and earn a livelihood," said Chinglen, Secretary, SEVA. A total of 30 women from Bishnupur, Imphal West and Imphal East districts were trained in marketing and entrepreneurship. Discussing the benefits of the programme, Gracy, a trainee, commented, "With the training I have received I can start my own venture. We can work as a group and it will be very helpful for us." Presently there are many self-help groups and communities in the northeast that are working to empower women through socio economic upliftment. Government organizations like Nedfi finance these groups while projects like MGNREGA, Swarnjayanti Gram Rozgar Yojna, and Indira Mahila Yojna generate employment opportunities for them. (ANI)

India successfully test fires Prithvi-II in Odisha Nov 26, 2:12 pm
Balasore (Odisha), Nov. 26 (ANI): India on Thursday successfully test-fired the surface to surface nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, as part of a user trial by the army.
Full Story
Defamation case against Rahul: Interim stay to continue, says SC Nov 26, 2:12 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 26 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to continue interim stay of criminal proceedings against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case lodged against him for his alleged remarks holding the RSS responsible for Mahatma Gandhi's assassination.
Full Story
Intolerance row: Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti takes on Aamir Nov 26, 1:29 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 26 (ANI): Taking a dig at Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti on Thursday advised the former to check the level of tolerance in the nation where he wishes to take his wife.
Full Story
Seventh anniversary of cowardly act of 26/11 Nov 26, 12:41 pm
Mumbai, Nov.26 (ANI): Floral tributes were paid to the martyrs on the seventh anniversary of the deadly 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks on Thursday.
Full Story