JNAU inks pact with MPWFDC for Tejasvini programme

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jul 2018 12:14:57



Staff Reporter

Taking a step forwards towards rural women empowerment the Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University (JNAU) has inked a pact with Tejasvini Rural Women Empowerment Programme, Madhya Pradesh Women Finance and Development Corporation (MPWFDC), Bhopal, on Thursday. From JNAU team headed by Vice Chancellor, Professor Pradeep Kumar Bisen and Director Research Services, Dr Dheerendra Khare and from Tejasvini, General Manager and Deputy Director, Bhopal, Arvind Singh Bhal have exchanged the agreement papers. On this occasion JNAU Dean Faculty of Agriculture Science, Dr P K Mishra, Dean College of Agriculture, Jabalpur, Dr R M Sahu, Dr. HO Sharma, Dr Deepak Rathi, APRO, Dr Shekhar Singh Baghel, Shrikant Upadhye and Tejasvini Manager, Tinni Pandey, Prakash Dholakhandi, Ajay Mondi of Mandla, Yashwant Sonvae of Dindori were present.

As per agreement JNAU's Agriculture Scientists and Specialists in direction of women empowerment in rural areas would work in shifting technologies related to small millets Kodo Kutki production techniques, Marketing and Processing would play important role. Besides this experts would impart vegetable production through System of Rice Intensification (SRI). The expert would prepare case study about the vegetable production and send it to State Government that would help government in drafting policy. It may be mentioned that that MP Women Finance and Development Corporation with the help of International Agriculture Development Fund is running Tejasvini Rural Women Empowerment Program and now with this agreement the JNAU would be active participant of the programme.

Tejasvini General Manager and Deputy Director, Bhopal Arvind Singh Bhaal informed that the main objective of the agreement is financial strengthening of rural women as well as women empowerment in view of availing the socio, political opportunities. In this strengthening of women self help groups, to make then self-efficient in education, health and to strengthen women in Tribal areas. The program is based on Women Policy of the Madhya Pradesh Government and experiences of the Women led Self Help Groups. Hence the programme includes financial strengthening of members of SHGs by linking with micro finance options and developing better and new livelihood resources. Tejasvini have been implemented in six district of Madhya Pradesh. Dr Deepak Rathi convened the program and Dr. Hariom Sharma proposed the vote of thanks.