Chamoli District got the Skoch Award at the National Level
- 28 Aug 2023
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On August 26, 2023, under the National Rural Livelihood Mission, Chamoli district was awarded the Skoch Award for various activities of livelihood promotion by the Skoch Group India at the 94th Skoch Summit Constitution Club India in New Delhi.
- Under the National Rural Livelihood Mission, Chamoli district has received the Silver category in the Skoch Award for various activities of livelihood promotion.
- Dr. Mahesh Kohli (then District Development Officer Chamoli) and Sanjay Purohit (Rural Finance Coordinator Upasak Chamoli Rural Development) received this award as the representative of Chamoli.
- On behalf of the self-help group formed under the National Rural Livelihood Mission in Chamoli, the members are engaged in Lentana furniture manufacturing, fruit preservation, useful items made of Pirul, incense-agarbatti manufacturing, spinning-weaving training, dairy training, aromatic herb training, food preparation etc. are being trained. Under the Rural Livelihood Mission, loans are also being provided to the groups for business along with bank linkage.
- Self-help group women have got self-employment through this type of training in Chamoli. Due to this, women are becoming self-reliant by becoming self-employed. These materials produced by the group are improving their economic condition at the local level.