Lucknow: Women self-help groups in Uttar Pradesh are engaged in growing new varieties of sugarcane seedlings in nurseries, reports The Pioneer.
This has helped the state to generate employment opportunities in rural parts and provide a helping hand to the women entrepreneurs as over 59,000 women associated with 3004 SHGs are engaged in the work. These women have produced over 24.41 crore seedlings using single bud and bud chip techniques.
The engagement of women in providing new and quality seedlings to the biggest sugarcane-growing state in the country will help the growth of women’s entrepreneurial skills. As many as 24 crore seedlings have been produced by these groups with each group generating a yearly income of Rs 1.70 lakh.
The scheme has employed 58,905 rural women by creating total employment of 1,52,440 working days.