Women Development Corporation,Bihar
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Smt Harjot Kaur Bamhrah, IAS.
Chairman-cum-Managing Director
WDC Bihar
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महिला हेल्पलाईन :
निबंधित वाद : 69101, निष्पादित वाद : 58596
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निबंधित संवासिन : 16748, पुर्नवासित संवासिन : 16639
Promoting Women’s economic empowerment through entrepreneurship promotion and enhance employment opportunities for them in the state of Bihar
Economic empowerment of women is essential both for holistic empowerment and to achieve broader development goals like poverty reduction, health, education and welfare. It is a powerful tool that promotes women’s ability to achieve their rights and well being while also reducing household poverty and increasing economic growth.
To fulfill its vision of Social, Economic and Cultural Empowerment of Women in the state of Bihar, Women Development Corporation has set up a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) to implement social and economic empowerment schemes
The Economic Empowerment component of PIU envisions to ‘Promote Women’s economic empowerment through entrepreneurship promotion and enhance employment opportunities for them in the state of Bihar’.
Under the project WDC aims to:
• Support women entrepreneurs for setting up/ expanding/ scaling the business activities and provide employment opportunities to women
• Support in the areas of financial linkages, market linkages, entrepreneurship development and business start-up.
• Create an enabling environment for promotion of suitable economic opportunities and sustainable livelihoods for women in urban, sub-urban and rural areas in Bihar.
The three year project will cover all 38 districts of Bihar with special focus on Patna district in the beginning.
The broad activities under the project are as under:
• Incubation Centre for Promotion of Startup/ Entrepreneurship, manufacturing & Service Sector
o Handholding support on setting up/ up scaling of enterprises through technical support, financial linkages, market linkages, leveraging available government & institutional assistance for business development
o Enhancing employability by organizing specialized training, organizing job fairs, linking with other entrepreneurs, providing industry interface etc for Women /young women trained on skill development
• Skill Development & Training
o Sector and Trade based Capacity building/ enhancement
o Entrepreneurship Development and Enterprise Management
o Business Start-up
• Manufacturing Sector
o Setting up CFCs/ Training cum production centre owned by Producer company/ producer organization and managed by a team of professionals
o Provide technical assistance, design support and facilitate necessary registrations, branding, promotion and assist in establishing financial and marketing support linkages
• Service Sector
o Advanced and refresher training for skilled women in different sector to promote placements and Self Employment/ Entrepreneurship Development
o Establish linkages with market players within and outside state to promote placements
o Assist in financial support or access to financial support
• Start-up
o Support and Promote Start up with new business ideas
o Provide technical support and capacity building for enterprise development, facilitate bank linkages like Mudra loan etc., and provide marketing support.
• Agriculture/Fisheries/Animal Husbandry
o Promoting nursery, vertical gardening, landscaping, backyard poultry, dairy, fisheries and goatry
o Leveraging support from government schemes & government department for skill training and asset creation