Members of Multi-utility Centre, Chhati in Dhamtari district calledon Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at his official residence in Raipur on Sunday.
Staff Reporter :
Members of Multi-utility Centre Bihan Chhati in Dhamtari district led by Sihawa MLA Dr Laxmi Dhruv called on Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at his official residence here on Sunday. The women expressed gratitude towards Chief Minister Baghel for launching ‘Godhan Nyay Yojana’. The members of the Multi-utility Centre presented products made of dung and bamboo to the Chief Minister. The women have invited the Chief Minister to visit the Multi-utility Centre, Chhatti.
The members of the Multi-utility Centre Bihan informed around 165 women from around 15 women Self-help Groups are employed. Member of Swavlambi Swa-sahayata Samuh and Nagri Janpad Panchayat Member Durgesh Nandini Sahu informed that her group has been working for the last 3 years. The women make Ganesha’s idol, flowerpot, chandelier and other cow products from cow dung. The women of the group said that the Multi-utility Centre was inaugurated two months ago and now around 165 women are engaged at the Centre. In this centre, tree guard from bamboo is also being manufactured by the women of Self-help Groups.
A woman earns Rs 100 per tree, and a woman produces 3 to 4 tree yards per day. Apart from this, the women belonging to the group also get a dividend in the profits from production, which has improved their standard of living and now they are able to meet the basic amenities of their family. Members of Gyanandeep Self-help Group Lakshmi Chandrakar and Kamla Bai said that their group makes rakhi, Ganesh, Gamla from cow dung and paperweight from bamboo, bangle-bracelet and beauty cosmetics for women. The members informed that till now the women have received an income of Rs 5,50,000 from the sale of about 12,500 rakhi. Berries, tomatoes and fruit seeds have been added to these rakhi made from cow dung, which can be planted in pots. Green tea is also being produced by the group in an area of about 16 acres from a brand called Shojash.