Women SHGs

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VEAD has promoted 575 women self-Help groups (SHGs) with a total membership of 7475 in Kulithalai and krishnarayapuram blocks of Karur district and in Anthanallur block of Trichy district. VEAD has supported these women SHGs to avail loan of Rs. 8,00,00,000/- through direct bank linkages towards various IGP activities like goat rearing, mini Dairy, sheep rearing, bricks making, vermi compost unit etc. Apart from the that internal loan is given to SHGs members out of savings mobilized. In deed, this loan programme enabled the women SHGs members to start income generating micro enterprises and played a vital role in relieving the target women from the exploitative clutches of the greedy private money lenders.


Men SHGs:

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There 30 men SHGs have been promoted in Kulithalai block with a membership of 390 and the men SHGs have been assisted with bank loan of more than Rs.65,00,000/- through direct bank linkages for starting income generating micro enterprises.


Farmers clubs:

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In Kulithalai block, 10 Farmers clubs have been promoted by VEAD with a membership of 150. The farmers clubs members have been imparted trainings on organic farming, livestock farming, preparation of organic manure , organic pesticides, panchakavya etc.


Training for women self-Help groups members:

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With the financial assistance from mahalir thittam ( a District unit of Tamil Nadu women development corporation) a series of capacity building trainings were conducted for women SHGs leaders and women SHGs members separately by VEAD on 31.05.2012, 02.06.2012 and 25.06.2012 at its training centre, in Kulithalai. It was a 2 days training for women SHGs leaders and a 2 days training for women SHGs members. Eminent resource persons from mahalir thittam, mahalit thittam approved NGOs, local panchayat union office and VEAD staff conducted the training sessions successfully.