Jamshedpur, May 2: The Jharkhand State Khadi and Village Industries Board on Wednesday inaugurated the third batch of skill training programme for women to help increase their livelihoods.
After a gap of six years the programme was started at its Bistupur workshop. Kulwant Singh Bunty, of Jharkhand State Khadi and Village Industries Board and other guests inaugurated the programme. About 15 ladies who had applied to avail the six month training started their classes from today. The training will help them enhance their skills. These ladies can work either for Jharkhand State Khadi and Village Industries Board or can start their own business ventures if they wish to.
The participants will be taught about making shirts, kurtas, salwar kameez, and many designer style cutting and sewing. If the trainees wish they can also apply to get sewing machines at a 75 per cent subsidy from Jharkhand State Khadi and Village Industries Board.
“It is our ambitious project and we are working hard to make it success. We also want to spread its reach,” said Bunty.
The board has been imparting skill development training and organisingprogrammesto promote entrepreneurship including women entrepreneurs. It conducts specialized training programmes related to Khadi and Village Industries(KVI), management training and Entrepreneurship Awareness Programmes (EAPs). The duration of the training is flexible and varies from 1 week to 15 month, depending upon the trade, purpose and level of training such as managerial, supervisory or artisan oriented, entrepreneur oriented, skill up-gradation etc.
So far Jharkhand State Khadi and Village Industries Board honed skills of 300 women in various districts like Hazaribagh, Koderma, Deoghar and Ranchi.
“I am really very happy to be part of the training programme. I want to learn more about stitching so that I can start my own business,” said a trainee.
Jharkhand State Khadi and Village Industries Board in Jamshedpur has so far trained two batches in 2010-11 and 2011-12. This is the third batch in the past eight years.