Tripura SHG go eco-friendly with bamboo candles this Diwali
Published on November 9, 2020 | News Source: ANI
Agartala, Nov 9: The SHGs in Agartala are promoting eco-friendly Diwali by making candles from bamboo sticks.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, these organisations are not only making a small contribution to the Indian economy but are also encouraging each and every sector to become self-dependent, especially the small traders. With a call to boycott Chinese products, the Indian market has a golden opportunity to recover the economic crisis caused by the nationwide lockdown.
Tripura's women self-help group members from bordering Sepahijala district have also come out with a concept of eco-friendly bamboo candles.
Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday officially launched the bamboo candles during a simple program in his official chamber in presence of the members of SHGs and District Magistrate Sepahijal district Vishwasree B.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly radio address Maan Ki Baat has emphasized on the bamboo sector and vocal for local and this initiative of the women SHGs proves that the concept of the PM has reached even to the remotest villages of Tripura," Biplab Kumar Deb, CM of Tripura told ANI.
While these initiatives will be beneficial for nature; on the other hand, they will increase the employment rate for women and will make them self-dependent.
"We never had the concept of bamboo candles till the DM, BDO and cluster coordinator came with the proposal to us, asking if we can make candles in bamboo. We accepted the proposal and enjoyed making them in various sizes, design and prices," Dipali Paul, a member of a Self Help Group (SHG) told ANI.
In Tripura, the majority of the SHGs are women run and National Rural Livelihood Mission is playing a vital role in empowering the women by promoting self-employment through SHG movement especially in the remote areas. In addition to this, Tripura has recently launched various bamboo items including water bottle, cookies and rice which got a good market response.