January 11, 2023
Mahabubnagar: Even as crores of people grapple with the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic and thousands lose their finances and social security due to the covid-19 lockdown, a women-led self-help group (SHG) has become an inspiration by providing livelihood to women despite the pandemic.
While the rest of the country is severely hit by the pandemic, an SHG from the Narayanapet district (previously in Mahabub Nagar district) has created a record by earning Rs 30 lakh income amid the covid-19 crisis. While pandemic rendered several businesses into losses, the women-run organisation has managed to sail through by adapting to the challenges posed by the pandemic and turning them into income opportunities..
Narayanapet Collector Harichandana offered them financial assistance of Rs 30 lakhs and entrusted the job of rolling out masks in large numbers. Through the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) guidelines and collector’s advice and instructions, the women managed to produce as many as 6 lakh masks and earned. Setting aside the investment of Rs 30 lakhs given by the collector the women organisation has earned about Rs 25 lakhs to Rs 30 lakhs benefits.