Raipur: In this year Rakshabandhan, along with the wrists of brothers, the festival of Rakshabandhan of sisters of self-help groups will also be colored with happiness. In the wrists of brothers, where the rakhis of paddy, rice, seeds and bamboo will be decorated with the fragrance of Chhattisgarh’s soil. At the same time, the income from the sale of these rakhis will bring happiness in the homes of many didis of the women’s group. Like every year, this year also adorable and attractive rakhis for brothers have been made by the women self-help groups of women in Chhattisgarh with great love and enthusiasm. He has also earned a good income from the sale of these rakhis in C-Mart, which was started on the initiative of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel.
In Mahasamund district, under Chhattisgarh State Rural Livelihood Mission Bihan, more than 140 didis of the group have prepared rakhis from bamboo, paddy, rakia seed, pearl, rudraksh, wool and cotton thread. He named it a gentle bond. It is being sold in urban, rural markets as well as at C-Mart. Stalls have also been made available for sale to these women in all the block headquarters including the district headquarters. Apart from this, there is a good demand for them in the neighboring districts including local hot markets. Rakhi made by the group are being sold for Rs 10 to Rs 50 in the local market.
the festival will also be colorful
Bihaan didis get an income of Rs 1 lakh from Rakhi
The festival of Rakshabandhan has brought a new gift for the women of the group. In Rajnandgaon district, more than 100 women of about 80 groups are manufacturing and selling Rakhi by taking training in making Rakhi under Sweep scheme. This year Bihaan didis have made beautiful, fancy rakhis as per the demand of the market. Till now women have made more than 35 thousand rakhis, out of which 17 thousand rakhis have been sold. This has earned him an income of more than Rs 1 lakh.
Tribal didis made rakhis – became financially empowered
Women of Parvati Mahila Village Organization Chitalanka, Maa Danteshwari Sankul Sangathan Balud, Kisan Mahila Sankul Sangathan Bhansi, Ekta Mahila Village Organization Chitalanka’s self-help group have also prepared attractive Rakhi for the festival of Rakshabandhan. Smt. Seema, a resident of village Chitalur, a member of Maa Danteshwari Sankul Sangathan Balud, told that fancy and colorful rakhis of different designs have been prepared by women from paddy, rice, pearls, wool, defense thread. This gives them employment. Other rakhis are also being sold at C-Mart including Collectorate premises. Last year, the group’s didis had made a profit of about 1 lakh 20 thousand. This year also they are expecting good income. These rakhis are also in great demand in the local market.