Wednesday, 28 March, 2007

Tankshal

Aditi Desai in conversation with Digant Oza (Founder, Satyajit Trust, expert on water issues and concerns)

Economic Empowerment: A government scheme created by the District Rural Development Agency provides loans for animal husbandry to create self-employment amongst rural women who are all members of self help groups.

Water: Borianch village working with an NGO called BIAF solved their perennial water problem by sinking rechargeable wells fitted with pumps.

Success Story: The Jai Bhavani self help group has trained itself in embroidery and knitting and sells its wares in the village and at fairs. Each woman earns two to three thousand rupees a month and manages to save regularly

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