Rural Women Technology Park (RWTP)
The RWTP is spread over 10,000 sq. feet area with a built-up area of 3000 sq.ft. The key objective of setting up the park was to provide women empowerment through technological approaches in the rural setting.
Key Issues Addressed
Lack of Skills & training Opportunities
Lack of access to affordable Health & Hygiene products
Lack of financial & market linkages & inadequate systems and techniques to support women enterprises
Lack of knowledge on alternative livelihood opportunities
Key Milestones Achieved Till Date
- 150 women members have been equipped with knowledge and skills to combat the health & Nutrition specific problem in their locality
- Nutritional status of 1250 families raised leading to a reduction in the maternal & infant mortality rate
- 1250 families have access to safe drinking water & improved hygiene
- 150 women trained to adapt the viable microenterprises on development of value added products
- Access to market Linkages to sell their products
Awareness and Training Programs
- Training on Preparing Household Organic fertilizers
- Program on Proper Intake of Food and Nutrition
- Training on the use of low-Cost drudgery Reduction equipment in Agriculture
- Awareness Camp on (ARSH) and family and child care.
- Training on Early Childhood Care
- Gender Sensitization Training program
- Home Based Vocational Skills training Workshop
- Awareness camp on microentrepreneurships
- Tuberculosis awareness Camp
- Awareness camp on maternal and child health services, especially antenatal care, postnatal care and immunization
- Program on Menstrual Hygiene
- Workshop on Financial Literacy
Commercialization Units Set Up
- Biodegradable Sanitary Napkin Unit (2017)
- Incense Stick Production Unit (2018)
- Mushroom Production Unit (2019)
The Biodegradable Sanitary napkin unit was set up in 2017 with support from National Innovation Foundation (NIF). The Unit currently has a production capacity of 15000 units per month. The products manufactured here cater to the needs to the local community and to the ladies hostels and hospitals in the 50km radius. The unit provides employment to 7 women from the block.
The Incense Stick Production Unit was set up in 2018 to add another avenue of livelihood generation. The Unit produces 400-500 kgs of incense stick every month.
The success of the unit in completely being run by the local women has won allocated from NIF and they have supported the unit by sponsoring the set up of the second production unit. The dual unit provides employment to 5 women from the block.
Upcoming Commercialization Units
Food Processing Unit for Millets
The Millet Noodle Unit will enable the rural women to create value added products from the locally grown millets and therby create an opportunity for incremental livelighood generation. The Unit is estimated to have a production capacity of 1600 kgs/month
Computer Study Center
The Computer Study center is being set up for providing quality and affordable computer courses on the basics of handling the the children attending primary & secondary school in the local community. The Study center is proposed to have two batches in a day to cater to the different school timings.