T.B. Awareness camp

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T.B. Awareness camps were conducted by VEAD on 20,21.06.2012, 31.08.2012 and 02.09.2012 at its training centre in Kulithalai, though 4 batches for 120 women SHGs members. Dr. Pon.maruthamuthu, MBBS., D.Ch, chief medical officer, Thogamalai govt. PHC delivered the special address in the 4 days camps. The following awareness messages were given to the participants:
 Symptoms of T.B.
 Mode of spread of T.B
 Free treatment available in govt. Hospitals
 T.B. as opportunistic disease to HIV/infected
 Full T.B Test in govt Hospital free of cost
The doctor informed that T.B can be cured completely with proper and regular treatment in govt. Hospitals.


Development Programme for Disabled

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Under the disability Development programme, VEAD has identified 18 Disabled in Kulithalai, Thanneerpalli and Nallur area of Kulithalai block. These 18 disabled have been promoted into 3 Disabled welfare Groups (DWG) representing 6 in each DWG. Each DWG has been opened bank Account with local nationalized bank. The disabled have been guided and assisted with bank loan to start micro enterprises on their own. VEAD has arranged monthly allowance of Rs.1000/- to each disabled from the govt of Tamil Nadu. Further, 3 disabled have been assisted with loan of Rs.12,150/- and 2 for vegetable vending and one for petty shop.


Economic Empowerment of SHGs women

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Under the assistance of ministry of small and medium enterprises govt. of India, 42 days training was given to 35 SHGs women on operation of Grass Korai tearing machine, processing of Grass Korai, Drying on open place, dyeing of torn Grass korai, bundling etc and similarly, NABARD provided 10 days training for the same women on marketing the processed grass korai, account keeping, NABARD’s assistance for expansion of the venture etc. After the both trainings, the women were guided to avail loan of Rs.20,000/- each through Indian Overseas Bank, Kulithalai Branch to start Grass Korai processing unit on their own. Before the training, the women were daily wage labor earning Rs.100 to Rs.150 per day. But, after starting their own venture, each woman earns Rs.250 to 250 per day as an independent entrepreneur.


Subsidy loan for Dalit women for purchase of milch animals:

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The 144 Dalit women from women SHGs were supported with bank loan of Rs.60,00,000/- (Rupees sixty lakshs only) and TAHDCO’s subsidy of Rs.30,00,000/- to purchase milch animals. After the loan is settled completely, each woman will have a productive asset of milch animal which worth’s Rs.80,000/- (Rupees Eighty Thousand only). The women generate a daily income by sale of milk yielded. Then the animal waste would be used to prepare compost using household and agricultural waste. A supplementary income can be earned by sale of compost to local farmers. The women can avail free service from govt. Animal veterinary Department. Further, the milch animal can be inseminated at govt. Animal veterinary Department.