Women, in the tribal dominated areas of Ranchi and its adjoining areas as also over the world, have been suffering from various types of ddiscrimination and deprivations due to poverty, low productivity, their primitive way of living and ignorance about socio- moral values. There is a great need to bring women into mainstream of economic activities.
Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama organized special training programmes for women in different fields related to skill upgradation. drudgery reduction, fruits and vegetables preservation, value addition, mushroom cultivation, piggery, fisheries, poultry and allied activities to empower them economically. Alternative employment opportunities for women are generated through such training programmes. Increased income in the hands of rural women ensures better nutrition, better healthcare facilities and education for their children.
This Ashrama believes that economic empowerment of women with moral and spiritual values in the base will help make them powerful agents of social change.
This Ashrama has the credit of helping 416 number of Self Help Groups (SHGs) organized out of which 400 no. of groups are Women Self Help Groups.277 SHGs have been involved in income generation.