DWRD signs MoU with skilled unemployed women
Dimapur, Sep. 5 (EMN): The Directorate of Women Resource Development (DWRD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with nine skilled unemployed women on September 3 for taking up collaborative programmes and production activities under apparels and accessories programme of transformative livelihood intervention (TLI) project of the department for a period of two years on a ‘pay-per-production’ basis.
During the signing of the MoU at the directorate, the director of Women Resource Development, Vilone Sakhrie, mentioned that as part of livelihood intervention and support programme of the department, skilled unemployed women are being engaged for production works such as tailoring, weaving and its related activities initially for a period of six months purely on ‘pay-per-production’ basis, a DIPR report stated.
He stated that engagement on pay-per-production basis under the programme started during 2019-20, where trainees from multi training centres (MTCs) of the department as well as other skilled unemployed women tailors and weavers were given the opportunity to enable sustainable livelihood as well as for enhancement of Myki apparels and accessories production output. Since then, he stated that various skilled unemployed women are being engaged in those activities every year.
He further pointed out that provision was made for engagement of those skilled unemployed women for extending the period of their services through an MoU if their performance was found to be satisfactory after completing the initial period of six months.
“These women have been actively engaged in production of three-layered face masks with the advent of Covid-19 pandemic in the state and subsequent lockdowns where production continued from their respective homes,” he said.
He added that it enabled the department to produce a sizable quantity of face-masks, aprons and other products, most of which were donated to frontline workers, healthcare workers and other local bodies engaged in combating the pandemic.
Report stated that the apparels and accessories programme of TLI project continued to churn out a variety of products which are donated wherever necessary or otherwise sold at very reasonable prices so that even the poorer section of the society could avail quality products. Moreover, it has also become a regular source of income for those women engaged in the activities.