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Sunday, 4 October 2020

Women self-help groups to take part in Surajkund fair

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 3

The government has come up with an initiative to empower women of the state by giving an opportunity to those connected with self-help groups showcase their talent at the Surajkund International Crafts Fair to be organised in Faridabad.

The initiative will not only increase employment opportunities for the women but will also give new recognition and flight to their talent at the international level.

In a meeting with officials through videoconferencing, Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala focused on the constitution of self-help groups and making women self-reliant from the economic point of view. He also issued directions for ensuring the participation of self-help groups in next year's Surajkund fair so that women from then state's rural areas get an opportunity to showcase their talent at the global level.

Dushyant said it was the endeavour of the government to increase employment opportunities for women in villages as well as cities so that their income could be enhanced. To meet this purpose, he directed the officials to form self-help groups in villages where they were not present and also activate these where they had already been constituted.

The Deputy CM said the Chief Executive Officer would prepare the report after making the work plan for the constitution of groups in every village at the district level. He said by the formation of these self-help groups for women in every district not only the products manufactured in villages would be available in the market but also the rate of self-reliance in rural areas would increase from the economic point of view.

Dushaynt said through this, women would play an important role in pulling the state out of economic downturn due to the lockdown.

Dushyant also directed officials to establish a booth at the district level throughout the state for selling the products of self-help groups.

from The Tribune

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