Chandigarh- Breaking free from family duties and benefiting from authorities schemes, the ladies of Haryana are advancing in direction of self-sufficiency, establishing themselves as profitable entrepreneurs in society. The state’s Rural Livelihood Mission, shaped below the steerage of Chief Minister Shri Manohar Lal, is displaying these ladies a brand new path of self-reliance.
A girl named Vandana, who was main a life just like an strange homemaker earlier than 2018, is now supplementing household’s revenue by becoming a member of an SHG. She alongwith her group began a enterprise of making ready Haryanvi cuisines. Earlier, her household’s monetary state of affairs was not favorable. However, by becoming a member of Haryana Government’s Rural Livelihood Mission, she, together with many different ladies, has labored to carry mild into their lives. Vandana says that she by no means even dreamt of establishing her personal meals stall in Saras Food Festival in an enormous metropolis like Delhi when she got here from her village. Through the Self-Help Groups (SHGs) established within the state, her life and the lives of her total household has remodeled. She proudly states that the household, which was as soon as dealing with difficulties, has now turn out to be a contented and affluent one.
Vandana has arrange a stall on the Saras Food Festival on behalf of the Haryana state. Here, Delhi residents are liking the Haryanvi dishes similar to Bajra Churma, Bajra Khichdi, Makki Ki Roti and Masala Lassi. The aroma of scrumptious dishes from numerous states is inspiring travellers to turn out to be part of this Saras Food Festival. This pageant, encompassing Mini India at one place, is offering a possibility to style conventional and globally famend edible gadgets from throughout India at a single location. Dr. Komal and her household, who got here to Haryana’s Stall Number 10 for the second time, acknowledged that the Haryana stall’s conventional dishes are essentially the most scrumptious and distinct. The Saras Food Festival is being held at Handicrafts Bhavan on Baba Kharak Singh Marg in Delhi from December 1 to 17. This pageant is organized by the Ministry of Rural Development of the Government of India. With greater than 30 stalls on this pageant, over 150 Self-Help Groups, linked with 21 states, are exemplary of girls empowerment. Apart from scrumptious dishes, these teams are additionally showcasing wood toys, handicrafts, artworks made from brass, jewellery, Kashmiri shawls, and extra, highlighting their skills past culinary abilities.
By becoming a member of Self-Help Groups, ladies can obtain even the loftiest targets. The SHG teams, by way of Haryana Government’s initiative, are proving to be milestones in advancing ladies in direction of self-reliance and guaranteeing their participation within the mission of a ‘Atamnirbhar Bharat’ . Vandana, who harbors the dedication to perform one thing important, expresses that the desires of girls like her, who maybe confronted impossibilities whereas confined inside 4 partitions, at the moment are withdrawing. She says that ladies like her now have the chance to materialize their desires by way of the platform of Self-Help Groups.
Vandana, residing within the village Chikkan of Panchkula district in Haryana, was compelled to endure a financially strained state of affairs in her weak financial circumstances. Her husband works as a truck driver and so they have two kids along with dwelling with in-laws. Meeting month-to-month bills was a major problem for them. In 2018, ladies related to the Haryana Rural Livelihood Mission’s Self-Help Groups visited the village. They urged numerous actions on the village degree and in addition facilitated coaching and machine availability. Training, together with free machines supplied by the federal government, included numerous actions similar to stitching, magnificence parlor programs, making pickles, papads, salted snacks, jams and extra. The authorities not solely provided free machines but additionally performed a 21-day coaching program. The coaching lined actions starting from stitching to magnificence parlor programs and making merchandise like pickles, papads, salted snacks, and jams.
She defined that originally, a Self-Help Group consisting of 10 ladies from our village was shaped below the Haryana Rural Livelihood Mission. In the start, every girl needed to deposit ₹50, which was later elevated to ₹100. Bank accounts had been opened for all members within the Haryana Rural Bank. This led to the good thing about receiving a ₹10, 000 revolving fund from the federal government. Recognizing the group’s wonderful work, the financial institution accredited a mortgage of ₹1 lakh. Subsequently, it was elevated to ₹3 lakh and now stands at ₹6 lakh. “Initially, I was skeptical about joining the group, but seeing the benefits it brought to people in the village, I also gathered the courage to join the group and pursue my dreams”, stated Vandana . Rural ladies, by becoming a member of these teams, at the moment are working as small entrepreneurs. Some are working stitching facilities, whereas others have their dairy farms or magnificence parlors.
She shares that whereas working with the group, she was assigned the duty of cooking throughout the group’s village group conferences. Vandana stated, “All group members appreciated the food I prepared. Seeing my passion for cooking, I was provided training by chefs at the famous Red Bishop Hotel in Panchkula. Based on members’ feedback, I was awarded a contract to run a canteen at the DC office in Panchkula in 2022. Life changed after that. Where the monthly income at home was ₹10, 000 before, it has now exceeded ₹40, 000. Things that I couldn’t afford before, thinking they were beyond my reach, I can buy now. I have attained the ability to buy all those things today. My children are studying in good schools. With the increase in income, my confidence has also increased.”
“After beginning this enterprise, I shaped 4 to five teams in my village and close by villages, every consisting of 40 to 50 ladies. Since becoming a member of the group, I’ve arrange my stalls in numerous states. I’ve been to locations the place it was as soon as unimaginable for a village girl to go. Today, I’m introducing folks from completely different states to Haryana’s delicacies at numerous stalls. I’m working my very own enterprise, establishing my identification in society, stated Vandana. Her mother-in-law, Satya Devi, who’s round 59 years previous, has additionally joined the self-help group alongside along with her. She assists Vandana on this work. Satya Devi says that by being a part of this group, small wants at residence at the moment are being fulfilled. Members of the group help one another in occasions of bother. Our household was initially restricted to us, however now the group has turn out to be a part of our household. The bond between me and my daughter-in-law was robust earlier than, however now it has turn out to be even deeper. Today, we do not have to rely upon anybody’s favor. The Haryana authorities’s initiative has given ladies the arrogance to face on their very own toes. All the ladies within the group are grateful to the federal government. Saying this, her voice mirrored a singular self-confidence.