The State Government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, has launched Mahatma Gandhi Rural Industrial Parks to create new opportunities for employment and encourage small industries of the state.
Village employment sees a positive impact as women and youth secure jobs, reducing migration. Surguja district witnesses the government's establishment of two RIPA in every development block, fostering small industries.
The Jaya Women's Group is running a bakery unit in Puhuputra Rural Industrial Park under the Lakhanpur Development Block in the Surguja district. Women are preparing bakery items like bread, toast, and cream roll, which are being supplied to rural regions as well as cities.
Rural women's groups are benefitting economically from this scheme. Sumitra Rajwade, a member of the Jaya Women’s Self-Help Group, said that 10 women are working in this group. They have started a bakery unit in RIPA, and the district administration has helped them in this regard.
She stated that the District Administration had provided them with special training for making bread before starting the work. After the completion of training, a machine was installed in the Industrial Park for preparing bread.
They understand the concept of supply chain so that they can run the industry better. She said that the government has placed its trust in rural women and has provided them with employment. All women in the group are working hard to run this industry successfully.
While praising the Chhattisgarh Government's scheme, Sumitra added that it's because of the foresightedness of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel that women from villages are becoming entrepreneurs. Sumitra also expressed her delight upon receiving employment.
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Women are engaged in Tussar thread work under RIPA
The activity of Tussar thread work has also started in Puhputra under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Industrial Park with the assistance of the Silk Department. 20 women are engaged in Tussar thread work here.
In the first phase, a group of 10 women were given training. The women are producing threads of superior quality in the first phase of the training itself. Silk thread work helps women earn profits all year round. In this activity, every beneficiary can earn Rs. 5000-6500 for a minimum production of 2-2.5 Kg. of thread. RIPA has taken a significant step in turning thread work into a permanent source of employment.