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Young Pulwama woman awares tribal women about government schemes

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‘Helps dozens of women to start their units through NRLM’

Pulwama: A young woman from a far flung area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district is creating awareness among tribal women about different government schemes in far off areas of the district.

Shagufta Akhter (24) a resident of Sangervani Pulwama who after completing her graduation joined the NRLM department where she is currently working as Community Mobilizer.

Shagufta while talking to ‘Kashmir Vision’ said that she has been part of this department for years now and through this department she has helped dozens of women to start their own units.

“In the last few years, I have visited door to door in my area to educate people about different government schemes,” she said, adding that in Sangervani that is around 25 kilometers from Pulwama people belong to the financially weaker section and most people were unaware about the schemes.

She said that around 200 women in the area have joined SHG groups of the NRLM department and among them several got loans on which they have started their own units.

Shagufta said that she has recently distributed around 2000 Lavender plants among SHG members.

“These plants were provided to me by the Agriculture department,” she added.

“I have trained at least 35 members in bee keeping and later helped at least 70 girls to get cutting and tailoring training besides crewel training to around 120 women,” she added.

She added that dozens of women have also got RPL trainings as well.

Shagufta said that there is need to train more and more women of rural areas so that they can stand on their own legs and become financially independent.

“So far I have managed to train dozens of women while the mission to train more and more women in the far flung area continues,” she added.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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