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TAILORING AND CRAFT CENTRE
Partners – Sammohan Advertising, private donors,  
Year: 1994-1996
SRISHTI established a center for tailoring and crafts-making at Ganeshpur, a village located in Chinhat block, about 10 Km away from block headquarters in Lucknow. The program had been planned to impart training and skills to the women belonging to the weaker sections of the society. The women were introduced to the markets and provided financial assistance for running household industry through liasoning with financial agencies. The program successfully ran for 3 years during 19941996


REGIONAL SEMINAR ON NON FARM SECTOR
Funding Partner : UNICEF / KVIB 
Year  : 1996 (3 days)
Area of coverage : All India – especially New Delhi, UP, Madhya Pradesh
Achievements : The need for a workshop on non-farm sector was the direct fallout for SRISHTIs earlier projects namely Srijan Se Shakti, Leather a Humane Approach and the NEDA study. Organized at State Institute of Rural Development, Bakshi ka Talaab the seminar was a 3 day event discussing thread bare. ways and means of providing livelihood opportunities, skill development and the need for bolstering the non farm sector in view of the decline of both agricultural and industrial sector. More than 100 participants including bureaucrats, technocrats, management experts, entrepreneurs and marketing interns participated actively. In the seminar, comprehensive literature related to rural marketing, status of non-farm sector and rural management was distributed among the participants. The report of this workshop suggested some radical measures and redefined the role of NGOs as facilitators, promoters and even as business houses. 

SRISHTI had drafted a detailed proposal for establishing a center of non-farm sector in the state. The program envisages holistic and multidimensional approach for development of non-farm sector in the state and it encompasses human resource development, demonstration farms viz sericulture mushroom, pisiculture, poultry, piggery, goats and commercially viable production center for all products which are produced. This would act as on-job training of trainees from the rural sectors and would also make the institute financially independent and self-sustaining body.