The Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation (PCMC) standing committee on Wednesday approved free training for women from the lower income, tribal and disadvantaged groups in various spheres of life. The training has been approved under the Pramod Mahajan Kaushalya Vikas Yojana, which is being implemented by the Maharashtra government since February 2016.
Under the scheme, women will be provided training in patient care, housing, hospitality management, safety, organic fertilizers and making sanitary napkins. “Training women in life skills is going to empower them especially training in making sanitary napkins will prove to be very important to create awareness,” said Seema Savale, chairperson of the PCMC standing committee. This training will also help in providing them employment, Savale added.
“The decision taken by the municipal corporation to provide training to women will not only help provide employment but also teach them about self sustainability,” said Savale.
The Maharashtra government is currently implementing the Pramod Mahajan Kaushalya Vikas Yojana under the Maharashtra state skill development society (MSSDS). The main aim of this programme is to create opportunities for all to acquire skills throughout life, especially for women and disadvantaged groups. A total of 150 women from rural, tribal and low income group background are currently training in the institute. 60 women are enrolled in the beauty and wellness scheme while 90 of them are enrolled in the tailoring course.
The municipal corporation implements various welfare schemes for women, girls and children under the women and child welfare schemes of the municipal development planning department. Knowledge and Skill Enhancement Programme has been specially developed for women empowerment and is being conducted since the past four years. It offers 20 different types of training to women. The training is being conducted by an organisation and the committed has proposed to extend their validity to March 31, 2018.
The weekly meeting of the PCMC standing committee was held on Wednesday and Seema Savale presided over the meeting. The subject magazine had 30 topics, 10 observations and 20 sanctions. Out of these, 20 topics were approved.
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