New Delhi: GMRA in collaboration with District Administration and Regional Resham Silk Board gave one week training to selected 30 trainers from Jagdalpur. As part of the training, the trainers were trained in detail about cocoon picking,sorting, maintenance, cooking, yarn making etc. Gender Mainstreaming Research Association (GMRA) is a Delhi based NGO that works with artists, entrepreneurs and craftsmen from traditional industries/trades in different states of the country and teaches them modern and latest skills to make better products.
During the program that lasted for 1 week, 30 women experts from different parts of the country studied all the related methods in depth. In the closing ceremony, all 30 trainers were given certificates of completion of training by MLA Rekhchand Jain ji and Dr. Pooja Jha, Director of GMRA. Along with this, an incentive amount of Rs 5000 was also given to all the trainers for participating in the training.
On the closing and certificate distribution ceremony, MLA Rekhchand Jain while addressing the newly certified trainers said that the successful Chief Minister of our state, Bhupesh Baghel Ji, through her impeccable Silk Mission will surely increase the overall silk production and its quality. Today, 20 women have been provided with machines by the government and 30 women by the Gender Manstreaming Research Association have been provided training and training letters for one week. Apart from this, machines will be provided to more people so that more yarn can be made, apart from this, training will also be given to make clothes so that they can get more value and there will be no shortage of money for this.
On this occasion, Dr. Pooja Jha, Founder, Gender Manstreaming Research Association said that the women here are very talented, and would benefit greatly from the knowledge of new methods. Our organization will continue to do more so that Chhattisgarh can also become equivalent in silk industry like Bangalore. India is one of the world’s largest producers of silk, yet today we have to import silk. By using modern methods, right machines and reducing waste, we can reduce our exports. Dr. Pooja thanked the District Administration and the Silk Board for their cooperation and said that we will continue to work together to promote the silk industry and improve its quality.