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Title: Darshna Mahila Kalyan Samiti (DMKS) : case study
Authors: Development Alternatives
Keywords: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
ALTERNATIVE LIVELIHOODS
CASE STUDY
INDIA
GENDER
POVERTY
LIVELIHOOD
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
HOUSING CONSTRUCTION
WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT
INNOVATION
INNOVATION ADOPTION
EMPOWERMENT
Date: 2011
Publisher: Development Alternatives, New Delhi, IN
Abstract: The Darshna Mahila Kalyan Samiti (DMKS) started a training programme for master masons in Bamari Village, Chattarpur district, under the Poorest Area Civil Society Programme (PACs). They also mobilized women to take up training in constructing habitat products such as roofing tiles, fencing poles and cement pots. Since agricultural labour is seasonal and rarely meets their basic needs, the work provides a regular income throughout the year. DMKS staff say the women are more efficient in marketing and sales than their male counterparts, are extremely aware of the rates, and never get fleeced. Limited supply of electricity is a major problem.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/49169
Project Number: 105359
Project Title: Gender in Innovation Systems
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