ITANAGAR, Nov 15: A week-long training programme on capacity building for the Self Help Group (SHG) leaders of Balijan Block for promotion of SHGs in the area began today.
Inaugurating the training, Tai Taggu, EAC cum BDO Balijan CD Block exhorted the SHG members participating in the training to utilise the benefits of the training programme, particularly to ensure self employment. He dwelt at length on benefits of SHG.
He also appreciated the timely conduction of the training programme, particularly in wake of proposed National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) in Arunachal Pradesh. He assured the support of the block level administration for promotion of SHGs in Balijan CD Block.
Taggu appreciated the role of IDEA in promotion of Self Help Groups in Balijan area.
He also highlighted the untapped potential of Balijan and reiterated the need for intensive interventions in Balijan area and called upon apex agencies such as SIRD and NIRD to consider to increase their initiatives in Balijan.
The training programme sponsored by the National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD Hyderabad), and supported by leading Self Help Promoting Institutions (SHPIs) aims to build capacities of the SHG members to enable them to engage in capacity building of individuals interested in SHGs and their management.
Rohit and Maharana from NIRD,Hyderabad are the resource persons and Sanjeev Tirkey, Project Coordinator from IDEA is the external resource person. Rakesh Srivastava, Assistant Director SIRD is the Course Director.
The training is being conducted by State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Arunachal Pradesh.
Source: The Arunachal Times