The scheme one of the crucial ones under Scheme Coir Vikas Yojana provides development of domestic and export markets ,skill development and training , empowerment of women, employment/entrepreneurship creation and development , enhanced raw material utilisation ,, trade related services, welfare activities of the coir workers . Mahila Coir Yojana in particular aims at women empowerment through the provision of spinning equipment at subsidised rates after appropriate skill training.
Rural women artisans in regions producing coir fibre.
The stipend per trainee for the skill development programmes will be limited to Rs.1000/- per month and in the case of training programmes of less than one month duration, stipend will be disbursed on pro- rata basis. The honorarium for the trainer will be limited to Rs. 6,000/- per month. An amount of Rs.400/- per head per month will be provided as financial assistance to the training sponsoring agency to meet the operational cost of the training for raw material, power charges, other incidentals etc.
Selection of trainees for in-house training at National Coir Training (NCT) &Design Centre (DC )will be made by inviting applications through advertisements in print and electronic media and through recommendation from the authorities of the coir producing States.
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