In SSRDP’s endeavour to promote economically self-reliant communities, ‘Women Empowerment Programs’ was started to engage rural women in income generation livelihood based activities. Rural women were trained in different skills like stitching, cutting, embroidery, beadwork, for jute bags. A variety of jute bags have been manufactured ranging from fancy ladies handbags to utility bags. Agarbatti rolling provides another convenient and simple means for rural women to earn their livelihood.
Rural women trained at SSRDP have participated in stalls and fairs at a national level and are well trained to handle bulk orders. Various corporate organizations have supported SSRDP in the past with this program.
As a certified partner of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), SSRDP is authorized to provide NSDC certification for vocational and skill development training for around 2,000 job roles in 32 sectors. SSRDP offers its skill development and entrepreneurship programmes in partnership with Central and State Government departments, corporate groups, educational institutions and community-based organizations.