CSR MAKING GOOD BUSINESS SENSE IN INDIA: PROACTIVELY ENGAGING

PROACTIVELY ENGAGING

To Encourage Economic Empowerment

Val Successfully Engaging Them For Economic Empowerment Through Csr

This is a story of Katli and 497 women like her across 16 villages of Kalahandi district. With a smile, Katli Majhi says, “I had never seen a hundred rupee note in my life. We did not know how to use money in the market. It is Vedanta who taught us to generate income, meet our day to day needs and look at the world outside”.

The area has Siali leaves in abundance. Earlier the women were engaged in plucking and collection of the leaves. These non timber forest produce collected by them were purchased by middle men who used to pay them a meagre amount of 25 paisa for every 100 leaves collected. To encourage economic empowerment of the women of the area, the Jeebika Project was launched in collaboration with Shakti, a local NGO, who trained the women on leaf plate stitching. Further 100 sewing machines and 4 pressing machines were distributed among 498 women. Post the training the women got together and started a new venture of producing pressed siali leaf plates. This enterprise today fetches those ’40 for every 100 leaves Today Katli earns’2,700 per month. The leaf plates produced by them have found an assured market through formation of federations and one point procurement points in the villages of Balabhadrapur, Trilochanpur and Phuldumer.

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