An illiterate village lad Seema has scripted her way to success by efficiently marketing pickles, juices, chutni and alovera products, giving a new lease of life to over 10 villages in backward belt of Punjab. Under Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Scheme she has been catalytic in changing the Socio- Economic lives of the farmers of the state. Thanks to her initiative, now farmers are empowered to make financial decision and can support their family for education of their children said Director of Agriculture Department, Dr. Mangal Singh Sandhu.
Disclosing success story of women empowerment here today Dr. Mangal Singh Sandhu said that a woman farmer Mrs. Seema Rani from village Chandpurbela district Ropar was a spectacular role model for the rural women. He said due to economic conditions, she took courageous step to join the Self Help Group (SHGs) of the village and developed her family economically and socially. She was identified as a potential woman to lead SHG. During regular meetings various issues related to the leadership of her.
Divulging more he said that Various Income Generation activities were explored based on viability of the activities. Training of Income Generation was provided to all the members of the SHG from various institutions. She motivated the members to adopt the Income Generating Activities as per their interest and ability. From the fruitful experience of SHGs, 10 other SHGs in the adjoining villages have been formed. Now She produced the high quality of aloe vera juice, pickle, chatni and managed the marketing at her own skills.For such efforts she was awarded first prize in the Income Generating Activities. She was also awarded during Bharat Jan Soochna Nirman Programme. With her continuous motivation of all the members of the SHG are engaged in one or the other activity for Income Generation and replication of the process of SHG other IGAs is the great success of this self help group.