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MINISTERY FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT INAUGURATED SARAS AAJEEVIKA MELA 2021

MINISTERY FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT INAUGURATED SARAS AAJEEVIKA MELA 2021

Context

Recently, the Union Minister for Rural Development inaugurated Saras Aajeevika Mela 2021 at Noida Haat.

Details

  • It is a programme to transform rural India in general and the lives of rural women in particular.
  • Workshops on product packaging and design, communication skills, social media publicity and Business to Business marketing will be organised to educate the rural self-help groups and craftsmen.
  • It is an initiative by the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) under the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) organised by the Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART).
  • Its objective is to bring the rural women Self Help Groups (SHGs) under one platform so that they can showcase their skills, sell their products, and help them build linkages with bulk buyers.
  • Council of Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) is an autonomous body set up by the Ministry of Rural Development to interface between the government and NGOs that seek to improve the quality of life in India's rural areas.

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