Skill Development Training of SHG members and entrepreneurs :
With a view to create employment opportunity, upgrading the skill, developing qualitative standard of the products of self-employment enterprises, the Department of SHG & SE has been organizing training programmes on various trades through
- district level functionaries,
- Society for Self Employment of Unemployed Youth (SSEUY) &
- West Bengal Swarojgar Corporation Ltd. (WBSCL).
Trainings of SHG memberd
Tailoring, Soft Toy making, Zori Craft, Floriculture, Jute Products manufacturing, Goat Farming, Computer Applications, Marketing, Handmade Paper Bag making, Napkin Making, Vermi Compost Production, Organic Farming, Industrial Hand Gloves making, Ornamental Candle making, Agarbati making etc.
Organising of Fairs & Exhibitions for SHG :
Fairs & Exhibitions are organised on regular basis to open up avenues for marketing the products of self-employed entrepreneurs &to establish their linkages with potential buyers apart from publicizing and creating awareness regarding quality, prices, usefulness of the products of the SVSKP Entrepreneurs.
The Department organises State level and district level Sabala Mela. The SHGs not only succeeded in selling their merchandise considerably but also a majority of them succeeded in establishing links with some business houses, whole sellers & eminent persons of the marketing world for future sale of their products through them all the year round. Dissemination of knowledge amongst the common people related to SHGs and SEs & their products including niche products was also a major objective.
Cultural programmes were also held every evening to make this fair more attractive. The Department aimed at enabling the SHGs and Entrepreneurs to have access to the market both domestic/national and international. Judging from the comments and reactions of general public as well as visiting dignitaries, it could be said that the Mela was a thumping success.
SELF HELP GROUP AND SELF EMPLOYMENT
Officer & Staff Name with Designation:
Prolay Sankar Roy, Supervisor, SHG&SE