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Skill based training for Mission Shakti Women SHG, 10,000 members to benefit

Bhubaneswar: The Department of Mission Shakti in collaboration with Apparel Made-ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC), New Delhi has signed an agreement on Friday to launch an initiative for the skill development of 10,000 Mission Shakti SHG members on apparel manufacturing.

This is an initiative titled “Skill-based training of Mission Shakti Women Self Help Group Members as Sewing Machine Operators”. The initiative will ensure the generation of skilled manpower in the apparel sector, provide self-employment opportunities across the state and create organized micro-enterprises in the local apparel industry through the active participation of skilled Mission Shakti SHG members.

Under the unique livelihood convergence model of Mission Shakti, SHGs / PGs have been engaged in stitching and supply of uniforms for pre-schools, schools, and other academic institutions.

This historic decision aims at improving the livelihood opportunities of 10,000 SHG members through skilling in market-focused skills and entrepreneurship promotion on apparel. This will enhance the abilities of SHG members with basic tailoring skills to a higher level of tailoring to increase market employability. This will further equip SHGs / Producer Groups (PGs) with the necessary skills and opportunities for year-round engagement to ensure the long-term viability of tailoring units led by SHGs / PGs.

The project is set to be executed over 18 months. Post-training, AMHSSC will assist the SHG members in establishing their tailoring units and offer necessary handholding support. AMHSSC will also facilitate strategic and feasible industry partnerships with the apparel sector under this collaboration.

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