Anya: Women Empowerment

ANYA is an interesting project embarked upon by the Aditya Birla Group in collaboration with NABARD. In this project, over 150 women from seven villages in Gummidipoondi, Chennai have converged to become economically empowered. The project aims at creating income-generation opportunities on a sustainable basis through training and skill development, spanning tailoring, garments stitching, embroidery, floriculture, phenol and detergent-making. Five production centres are already working into it. The project is being implemented in phases. The first phase, involving the training aspect, has been completed. Currently, the Group has helped set up 4,500 self-help groups with a membership of 45,000 women.