! Jute Service Center !
This project is sponsored by National Jute Board, Kolkata, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. The organization has been working in this area for more than 15 years. Previously the artisans used to make products with local fibers only whose market was very limited. By the efforts of the organization and Jute Service Centre, Rishikesh, jute fiber was introduced as a raw material in this area and the artisans and women SHG’s involved were imparted basic and technical training. Many awareness workshops, buyer-sellers meet, and skill development programme were organized for the skill development of the artisans.
Apart from this the organization was running its own Jute Service Centre, which was organizing many projects for the diversification of jute products and generating employment for the artisans of this area. This programme aimed at providing best livelihood selection to the rural community of Uttrakhand state. The Jute Service Centre has imparted several trainings in various parts of Uttrakhand like Srikot(Srinagar), Piplakoti(Chamoli), Dunda(Uttarkashi), Chamba(Tehri), Kimsar(Pauri Garhwal) etc. The beneficiaries participated in various exhibitions conducted by local, state and central Govt.
At present the Organization is running this Jute Service Center in self sustainable mode.