Bhadrachalam: ITDA gives work to tribal women during lockdown
The Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) is giving a good opportunity for the skilled tribal women during the lockdown
Bhadrachalam: The Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) is giving a good opportunity for the skilled tribal women during the lockdown. ITDA took up stitching of masks and supplying to GCC stores for selling across the State and it gave the manufacturing work to tribal women. Tribal Welfare department is planning to stitch masks and sell them in open shops under Girijana Corporation Stores across the State. Accordingly, the department gave order for making 10,000 masks to each ITDA in the State and providing 1,000 meters special cloth to each.
The work was completed in 10 days with 10 skilled women, who trained under ITDA.
District Jobs Manager (ITDA) V Hari Krishna said as per the instructions of the Commissioner of Tribal Welfare department and with the special interest of ITDA Project Officer, Bhadrachalam, work was started from May 2 and concluded on 12. 10,000 double-layered masks prepared by 10 tribal women were handed over to GCC on May 13 for selling. Rs 4 was paid for each mask and each woman had stitched 100 to 150 masks per day, he said.
Speaking to The Hans India, a tribal woman, U Venkat Laxmi, was happy that she was able to earn Rs 500 per day for 10 days during the lockdown. She said that they will stitch uniforms for the students of Ashram Schools and Tribal Schools and after that there will be no work.
Another tribal woman T Lalitha thanked the ITDA for providing work during the lockdown.