Skills development

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Skills development

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Skills development in bamboo basketry and natural fiber extraction (ecotextiles)

  • Training imparted to 720 persons on Ringaal bamboo handicrafts (till 2009), Carpet and natural fiber based Craft of the project area arts of the project area.
  • 114 SHGs with more than 1100 women and youth, tribal communities, BPL families, artisans, hill farmers and artisans formed in project villages. They are a great source for timely and cheap credit for the local women. A total of more than Rs. 5 lacs accumulated as savings in SHGs.
  • More than 1,26,000 plantation of Ringaal (Arundinaria spp.), Bamboo, broad leave fodder plant and temperate grasses transplanted & managed by school children, Village panchayats, Van panchayats, Mahila Mangal Dals, social army group and rural artisan community.
  • Established a nodal Training Center-AAJIVIKA VATIKA( LIVELIHOOD GARDEN) for providing training of Bamboo/Ringaal and natural Fiber based craft development and production.

The NGO has addressed the issue of banning plastic carry bags in Shri Badrinath Temple and other tourist spots. It successfully negotiated an agreement with the temple committee for the supply of small Ringal bamboo baskets for carrying flowers and as mementos.

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