Barbil: With an aim to economically empower women of peripheral villages, JSPL Foundation, the CSR arm of Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) has recently started a tailoring training centre at its Resource Learning Centre, which is also known as Jan Jeevika Kendra. The centre was inaugurated by JSPL Barbil Ladies Club president Mrs. Sreedevi Suresha in presence of other members of the club, local elected representatives and women of nearby villages.
In the first phase, 50 women will be imparted free training at the centre by a trained instructor. The Foundation has provided six sewing machines, all related materials and equipment for the training.
After a 15-day training programme, the centre aims to produce 5000-6000 pieces of petticoat a month with a production team of 15 members. Since the market linkage for the products has been facilitated by JSPL Foundation, a trained member is expected earn upto Rs 3,000/- a month.
However, following completion of the training women beneficiaries can start home-based tailoring centres and contribute to their family earnings. They can continue their traditional role as a homemaker and yet earn at the same time.
The training centre has been established as a part of Women Empowerment programmes under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative by JSPL.
In the inaugural event among others Ms Trishi Munda, ex-sarpanch, Deojhar gram panchayat and around 100 women SHG members were present.
JSPL, pursuant to its CSR mission has been implementing multifaceted sustainable rural livelihood options programme around all its business locations under the anvil of JSPL Foundation to enable the rural women to generate supplementary income for their families using indigenous resources and imparted capacity building programme.
In Odisha, more than 5000 women are being supported with capacity building as well as forward and backward linkages to earn sustainable supplementary income on a regular basis.