Raipur, Sep 20:
30 women who roam around the streets of the city collecting garbage will now get respectable employment. Labour Minister Dr. Shivkumar Dahria distributed free sewing machines to these women to take up employment of sewing and embroidery. At the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Skill Upgradation Center at Telibandha, Raipur, these women were given sewing machines as well as an advance of Rs 1,000 each for their immediate expenses. Labour Minister Dr. Daharia, while encouraging women, said that new respectable work in exchange of old work will bring positive changes in their lives. She said that all the women in the skill development center should learn from the heart and inspire other women to become self-sufficient. He said that under the Urban Slum Development Scheme, shops will be provided to ten women who have learned to work well in skill training. Labour Minister Dr. Daharia said that sensing the pathetic condition of the young women who roam around in the cities and streets due to poverty, illiteracy and awareness by the state government and bringing such women into the mainstream of society. The Minister has given instructions to the officers to prepare a better alternative by arranging permanent employment for them. Chief Secretary R.P. Mandal said that women succeed in every struggle of life.
They only need to get direction. Training of stitching and embroidery is being given to women through skill development training, which will definitely improve their life. He said that all women have to be trained whole heartedly. If any work is done with full heart, then surely there is success in life. Officials of the labour department said that the women who have been disposing of garbage are being registered with the labour department and are being given training in sewing and embroidery. Such beneficiaries are also being given a stipend at the rate of three hundred rupees per day as compensation to compensate for the wage loss arising from the waste removal work by joining the training. Due to this, these women will not suffer any loss of work and will also get training. The training program is for 45 days only. Officials said that women will practice sewing in their home even after training time. Their income will also increase with respectable employment of tailoring. On this occasion, Chairman of Chhattisgarh Labour Welfare Board Mr. Shafi Ahmed Khan, Labour Commissioner Mr. Alex Paul Menon, Assistant Labour Commissioner Mrs. Savita Mishra, Mr. Ajitesh Pandey, Additional Commissioner of Municipal Corporation Raipur Mr. Lakeshwar Sahu and other concerned officials and beneficiaries were present.
Raipur, Sep 20: