Bihar takes step to make 50,000 Muslim girls self-dependent
Patna, June 9 (PTI) Buoyed over the success of the pilot'Hunar'scheme aiming to make uneducated Muslim girls self-dependent, the Bihar government has decided to continue it next year with around 50,000 girls from the community enrolled in the project.
"After the success of'Hunar'scheme which was started on an experimental basis in the state July last year, the state government has decided to extended it for another one year,"National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) chairman Dinesh Singh Bisht told reporters here today.
The central-funded NIOS is a partner in the scheme. It gives vocational training to the the girls.
Under the scheme, candidates who successfully complete the one year training is given Rs 2,000 as grant to purchase equipment of their choice to start their own business.
The girls are trained in tailoring, cutting and dress-making, beauticians, jute production, bakery and confectionery, gram sakhi and taking care of new born babies.
From this session, bee-keeping, mushroom production, computer hardware, drawing, DTP and embroidery have been added, Bisht said.