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Ready-made job for shelter home women

A SELF-EMPLOYMENT scheme ? ?Ready-made Garment Project? for women and girls staying in various rehabilitation centres ? will be launched for the first time in the State..

india Updated: Apr 14, 2006 00:18 IST

A SELF-EMPLOYMENT scheme —  ‘Ready-made Garment Project’ for women and girls staying in various rehabilitation centres — will be launched for the first time in the State..

The project will be launched jointly by the State Women’s Social Welfare Department and UP Uttar Raksha and Punarvasn Kendra (UPURPK), Benajhabar, in the city.

The project will function under the supervision of UPURPK. The necessary equipment for the project would also be provided by the UPURPK.

Talking to the Hindustan Times, divisional chief probation officer of Kanpur region, Sant Ram said that a new era would begin and it would be possible due to the efforts of secretary of the State Welfare Department Balwinder Kumar and chairman of UPURKP Haji Atique-ur-Rehman.

“If this project succeeds, efforts will be made to launch such projects in other parts of the state,” Sant Ram said.

The project would be launched from women’s rehabilitation home, Swaroop Nagar and a sum of Rs 10 lakh was sanctioned by the government for the project, Sant Ram said. Under the project, women of the home will be employed, and they would be provided with the latest technical know-how, he added.

A provision was also made to give the share of profit to the mentally and physically challenged women who are living in such homes. Besides, the salary of employees would be paid through their bank accounts to avoid any misappropriation of funds, Sant Ram said.

A committee comprising the members of the Social Welfare Department and UPURKP would be formed to select workers for the project and fix their wages, Sant Ram said.

The scheme was designed to provide financial assistance to the women living in such homes.

This would enhance the talent of the occupants of  such homes and provide them with better carrier opportunities, he further said. About the marketing of products, Sant Ram said that it would be dealt with by Punarvasan Kendra. The Kendra informed the Women’s Social Welfare Department that many places in the country and abroad had already given their consent to buy their products, Sant Ram added.

According to Sant Ram, the project was likely to be inaugurated by divisional commissioner Anita Bhatnagar Jain in the first week of May.