Staff Reporter

Self-help groups can also get a revolving fund of Rs.30,000, says DRDA Project Officer

Nagercoil: The District Rural Development Agency is ready to train Self-Help Groups, which want to take up innovative activities, says Project Officer P.Selvarajan.

Inaugurating a seminar organised by the HEAL, a non-governmental organisation, on Friday, he said 23 villagers who were using seashells were subjected to untold hardship after tsunami due to non-availability of seashells.

The DRDA would arrange a tour programme to Rameswaram shortly for the benefit of seashell workers to study the performance of their colleague who were doing various innovative works using seashells.

The State Government has decided to provide a sum of Rs.30,000 as a revolving fund to SHGs, which wanted to implement innovative technique while making their products.

The Director of HEAL, Siluvai Vasthian, the District Panchayat President, Mano Thankaraj, the convenor of Stella Maris, Xavier, and the Director of Master Trust, Tho.Nainar spoke.