IL&FS Clusters joins hands with UNDP for Pappadum Cluster to promote women empowerment
Uttar Pradesh: IL&FS Clusters has joined with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to develop pappadam cluster in Jaunpur and Sant Ravidas Nagar in Uttar Pradesh. This initiative has been launched under 'Strengthening Women’s Social, Economic and Political Empowerment in Jaunpur, Mirzapur and Sant Ravidas Nagar of Uttar Pradesh', a UNDP project set up in partnership with IKEA Foundation to promote women empowerment in the state.
The project has been established to empower women through an integrated approach that enhances the incomes of women and helps them contribute effectively to decision making in the domestic and public spheres by 2013.
IL&FS Clusters has been actively involved as the Technical Resource Agency for the programme. More than 400 women have been already trained across the Jaunpur District.
Under this initiative IL&FS Clusters aims to establish papad cluster centres across the districts, conduct skill training and capacity building programmes for women, organise trained women into Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and also conduct exposure visits for them. In order to promote these SHGs and papad cluster centres, IL&FS Clusters also aims to form a producer company for the papad centres backed by proper market and government linkages.
IL&FS Clusters Pappadum Cluster Training Programme