Maharashtra Women Self-Help Group Set Up Solar Panel Unit To Create Employment For Rural Women. This Is Great!
From a time when people would go out of the way to push women into boxes that the society defined for them, to now, when they’re making efforts to enable them instead, a lot has changed over the last couple of decades. Where once women would be intimidated into adopting household responsibilities, they are now bolder than ever, taking on more everyday and letting the world know that their caliber knows no bounds. Like this group of women from Maharashtra, who who set up a solar panel manufacturing unit at a village, hoping to encourage women taking up jobs.
Coming across as the perfect news for the start of the weekend, a group of very talented women from a self-help group set up a solar panel unit in a village in Maharashtra with a view to enable the women living in the area to take up jobs, and earn a stable livelihood.
Wardha Zilla Parishad’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Sachin Ombase shared that this was the first of its kind initiative set up in the rural space by a women’s self help group in the state. He went on to say, “The project is aimed at helping women in rural areas towards sustainable employment and to raise their standard of living.”
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Set up by the Tejaswi Solar Energy Backward Women’s Industrial Society that has a total of 214 members, of which 200 belong to backward classes, the unit shall be inaugurated by district Guardian Minister Sunil Kedar on January 26, on the occasion of Republic Day.
The women supposedly learnt the technicalities and gained proficiency in constructing and manufacturing the solar panel. The women’s industrial society’s director, Sangita Wankhede said, “Through this project, we are trying to be entrepreneurial in a village where the majority of the women belong to backward classes.” She also shared, “We received training under the Zilla Parishad’s UMED campaign and now, we are manufacturing solar panels, street lights and lamps in our village.”
Such platforms would, in turn, enable women in rural areas to find dependent ways in sustaining a decent livelihood, allowing them to grow further. And considering, Sangita Wankhede shared how they have already started receiving orders, it seems like a big step towards success and progress.