One the eve of Diwali Jindal Power Ltd has organized three days ‘Diwali Bazar’ to exhibited and sale the handmade product produced by women self help groups promoted under its CSR activities in Tamnar in the district of Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.
INDIACSR News Network
Tamnar (RAIGARH)/Chhattisgarh: Exhibition and sale of products that are produced by the beneficiaries of Jindal Power CSR Project, the members of self-help-groups, the women entrepreneurs was held at Urja Nagar, Jindal Power Ltd, Tamnar, during 31 October to 2 November 2013.
VC Vishvakarma, Sr Vice President, Jindal Power Ltd inaugurated the exhibition on the occasion.
VC Vishvakarma conveyed best wishes for the exhibition and appreciated the women entrepreneurs in marketing their products at the exhibition. He visited the exhibition and interacted with SHG members.
Speaking on the occasion, VC Vishvakarma said that women play key role in a family, while the self-employed have greater responsibility to balance their business and family life. He commended the women for exploring their entrepreneurial skills in beginning their self-employment ventures.
VC Vishvakarma said that the exhibition in Tamnar indeed gives wider market for homemad products produced by women entrepreneurs and likely to get more sales by word of mouth as they are homemade quality.
Manoj Shekhawat, Sr DGM; DK Saxena, Dy GM; Rajesh Rawat, Dy Managar, OP Jindal Samaj Kalyan Smity (OPJSKS) and other official of the CSR department were present during the inauguration of the exhibition.
The bazaars, aimed at creating new marketing opportunities for the SHGs locally, have received huge response with the participation of 160 SHGs.
The bazar had various stalls by SHGs that exhibited a variety of handmade products and agriculture and forest based product produced by group including wooden artifacts, soft toys, agarbatti, terracotta, mombatti, dona pattal, mixture, pulse pickle, grain, dal, groundnut packed foods as well as traditional foods.
Under CSR Activities Jindal Power has formed 160 self help group in Tamnar area, where company has coal based power production facility. 83 SHGs have also been provided with revolving funds and training to set-up their own micro-enterprise under income generation programmes. At present, most of the groups are engaged in income generation activities based on agriculture produces, livestock rearing, rural art and craft, food processing and other allied activities. Some groups have started their own enterprises such as candle-making, bread-making, vermi-composting, soft toys making, dona-pattal making etc., which has made them economically self-reliant.