Trg in food processing, bakery begins

JAIRAMPUR, 22 Feb: Thirty members from different local SHGs are participating in a training programme on food processing and bakery, which got underway here in Changlang district on Monday.

The programme is sponsored by the NABARD and is being implemented by NGO Bethel Life Care Charitable Trust (BLCCT), under the micro enterprise development programme (MEDP).

ADC Ibom Tao, who attended the inaugural function, advised the members to “implement the skill for establishing a successful entrepreneurship.” Stating that quality baked items are in high demand in the local market, he suggested establishing a bakery unit in Jairampur.

BLCCT founder president Chandan Prasad said the training would enable the rural women to improve their skill in producing bakery products. “The micro enterprise development will empower rural women for better income and self-sustenance,” he added.

SBI representative Esmita Tripathi explained the support mechanism to SHGs, so that, after completing the training, the beneficiaries may seek the banks’ support.

NOSAAP CEO Athina Chowhai explained the scope and prospects in the sector of food processing and bakery.

NABARD DDM Kamal Roy presented a brief on the MEDP for the benefit of rural women and SHGs.

“MEDPs are on-location skill development training programmes which attempt to bridge the skill deficits and facilitate optimization of production activities already pursued by the SHG members,” he said.