In Maharashtra, the lock-down has badly hit 9 lakh families working on bamboo (bamboo). According to an estimate, it can be more than 64 billion rupees. These artist are struggling for their existence from last fourteen months. In this situation too, Meenakshi Mukesh Walke, eminent Bamboo craftsman, awardee designer and social worker of Maharashtra has not only talked about giving employment to poor and downtrodden but has also offered to provide relief funds to the Central and State Government to handle the pandemic. Meenakshi Walke is the founder of the convergent innovative social enterprise and has been doing social work for the last three years by providing education to the deprived sections, slum girls and women for free.
Bamboo artisans will help and employ during Pandemic
Meenakshi, who is nationally and internationally
famous, herself lives in a slum. Her social enterprise has received the Best
Start-up award and she has also received several prestigious awards. she is
credited with popularizing bamboo sticks across the country. Such a great
loss..... Bamboo artisan-families have lost about 90 lakh rupees where Meenakshi
lives. Meenakshi has her own loss in millions. As many as 30,000 families in
Vidarbha including Nagpur and around; 9 lakh bamboo artisans in Maharashtra
have been marginalized from the lock-down. Bamboo area of Maharashtra is in
loss of billions of rupees. Administration hasn’t take the cognizance and did
not apply any remedies to sort out the employment problems. Meenakshi said that
she has not given up. Therefore, to help the relief fund to deal with the
Corona situation, she has taken the initiative to provide employment to the
needy. I am going to take public awareness meetings, workshops and camps all
over the country to promote Bamboo cultivation, cultivation and artwork. Along
with this, an organization of bamboo workers will also be formed.
What is Employment and Cooperation plan?
Meenakshi's Bamboo Shalaka Rakhi
is famous all over the country. This Rakhi making free training and Rakhi for
business will be made easily available to everyone. Right now, in the month of
August, the business of crores of Rakhi will be done in the country.
Unfortunately from last two years this business is also hampered. In which many
women are involved. Not only this, training and items will also be helped from
time to time. This will provide employment on a large scale. Minakshi wants to
contribute in corona relief funds.... Meenakshi says that so far no one has
helped the bamboo artisans. But the country is struggling with Corona. Help is
coming from abroad. In such a situation, when you provide employment on a large
scale on Raksha Bandhan, then a huge amount will also be raised. Out of this, a
large and remarkable amount will be given to the Central and State Government
in Relief Fund.