Digital Desk, Lucknow. To make the women of the state financially self-reliant, the Sugarcane Development Department of Uttar Pradesh has so far formed 2,111 women self-help groups in 36 sugarcane dominated districts of the state, in which 45,491 women entrepreneurs are registered. So far 1,714 bank accounts have been opened through the formed clusters. According to the information received from the Sugar Industry and Sugarcane Development Department in this regard, when most of the people belonging to rural environment are unable to come to the city and work for livelihood.
In such extreme circumstances, rural women entrepreneurs are getting employment at the local level through the single bud chip program of the Sugarcane Development Department, while on the other hand the family members of women self-help groups also get employment through this program. is happening. 35,524 women belonging to these clusters have been trained by the department for preparing single bud chip seedlings. So far, 1,108 lakh seedlings have been produced by the women’s groups, out of which about Rs.28 crore has been earned by the women’s groups by selling 915.13 lakh seedlings. Sugarcane nursery will yield an average income of Rs 59,000 per woman entrepreneur in one season. So far, about 9 lakh man-days of employment have been provided to the women of the state.