Poverty alleviation through vocational training of tribal women in poultry at ‘Saheli Cluster’, Kesla Block, Hoshangabad District, Madhya Pradesh, India
Poverty alleviation through vocational training of tribal women in poultry at ‘Saheli Cluster’, Kesla Block, Hoshangabad District, Madhya Pradesh, India was sponsored by The CHC (The Canadian High Commission), New Delhi. NCHSE undertook the project from January, 2004 to April, 2006. Some of the notable results were:
- Poultry activity as a source of sustainable livelihood for 94 women from Nine SHGs of villages Ghograraiyat, Saheli, Moorpani, Taku and Mandikho. Each woman member is able to have a net income of Rs 20,000/- to Rs 30,000/- in a year .Their net earnings would be more than doubled once they pay outstanding loans received from banks to establish their vocation. Banks have given Rs 33 lacs as loans including Rs 7.70 lacs subsidy under SGSY.
- The importance of 35 days skill upgrading training in poultry activity as available from Canadian High Commission Project.
- Financial support for women members below poverty line under Swarna Jayanti Gramin Swarojgar Yojna (SGSY).
- Availability of marketing support in nearby areas. NCHSE is supporting opening of 4 retail shops to SHG members to provide stable and appropriate marketing support NCHSE’s role to facilitate poultry activity including construction of sheds, availability of raw material, technical guidance, marketing, etc. The production of feed at NCHSEs feed unit Ghograraiyat has helped to provide feed at reasonable prices on time.