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The bamboo rakhis being made at the initiative of the Gorakhpur Forest Department will also help fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Vocal for Locals mantra. These eco-friendly rakhis are also becoming the basis for economic independence of women. As an innovation, bamboo rakhis are being made for the first time in the state.
Under the National Bamboo Mission, a target has been set to make rakhis worth one lakh rupees and put them on sale by the women of the voluntary group affiliated to the Common Facility Center (CFC) established in Laxmipur, Campierganj.
Making women financially independent is one of the priorities of the central and state governments. For this, the government is connecting women with various programs and schemes. One such scheme is the National Bamboo Mission. This mission is to provide an employment platform to rural women by connecting them with the job of making bamboo products.
A Common Facility Center (CFC) has been established at Laxmipur, Campierganj under the National Bamboo Mission. Here the women have been trained and trained in making bamboo toys, gift items, jewelry etc. Now the bamboo products made by women who belong to the volunteer group affiliated to CFC are also gaining market.
Innovative use of making bamboo rakhis
Gorakhpur Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Vikas Yadav says Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath often inspires to do something new. Due to innovation, it was thought that eco-friendly bamboo rakhis can be made at Bamboo Mission’s CFC. This will give people the option of organic rakhis and also increase the income of the women making them. After speaking with the women in the group, they agreed to implement DFO’s idea. Raw material was provided to them and the process of making bamboo rakhis was started.