Melghat Solar Charkha Cluster for Women Empowerment
With financial assistance from ICICI Technology Finance Group facilitated by Sahabhag, Maharashtra State Khadi Village Industries Board (MSKVIB) has established 'Melghat Solar Charkha Project' in Dharni block of Amravati district. The project has setup 100 solar charkhas & 12 solar looms, which will generate employment for 125 tribal women and youth.
The project aims to procure cotton from local tribal cotton farmers and process the same through spinning and weaving activities in the solar cluster to produce the fabric. This will enable a sustainable value chain and continuity of operations. With Sahabhag’s aim to foster innovative partnerships, it facilitated this collaboration between government authorities and private sector, thereby creating synergy between stakeholders involved. This unique partnership will not only provide livelihood opportunities and fight poverty, but will also strive to conserve the environment by harnessing renewable energy sources.