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Meira Foods puts Manipur on the map

Meira Foods puts Manipur on the map

Located in the easternmost part of India are ‘The Seven Sisters’. Manipur is one of these and its name literally means ‘Land of Jewels’. Not for precious stones but for its overwhelming nature, rich of fruits and vegetables which serve as healthy and tasty sources for Meira Foods products. The social enterprise is the latest…

Green dinnerware generates employment for women in Assam

Green dinnerware generates employment for women in Assam

The arecanut palm is one of the important commercial crops of northeast India. Though the palm’s betelnut is used in various forms, the sheath is considered as waste. However, this waste generates income to local women who collect the sheaths which are a source for disposable dinnerware. Women on Wings, Oil Natural Gas Corporation and…

Dhanada Kahta finds joy and income in washing sheaths

Dhanada Kahta finds joy and income in washing sheaths

Life should be lived the fullest, is the motto of Dhanada Kahta, aged 50 years, since her husband passed away 15 years ago. Because you never know when it ends. When she married, Dhanada had thought she had the assurance her husband would look after her for the rest of life. Instead, Dhanada took that…

Ruma Devi receives Nari Shakti Puraskar

Ruma Devi receives Nari Shakti Puraskar

Ms. Ruma Devi comes from a village in Barmer. She dropped out of school in 8th class because she had to contribute to the family income. She started doing embroidery work, which was the start of Ruma Devi’s journey towards women empowerment. On March 8, 2019, Ruma Devi conferred the Nari Shakti Puraskar by HE…

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