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TCSRD forms the ‘Dwarkesh Women Federation’ to inspire and support entrepreneurship amongst rural women

Introduces the ‘TCSRD’s Women of Excellence’ to honor women that have made significant contributions to the community

Mithapur, 9th March 2022: On International Women’s day ‘22 the Tata Chemical Society for Rural Development (TCSRD) formed the Dwarkesh Women Federation. In line with its pursuit of developing financial independence amongst women, the microfinance organization is currently supporting 3062 women members from 236 Self Help Groups (SHGs). The event commenced by celebrating social, economic and cultural achievements of the SHG members under the umbrella of ‘Dwarkesh Women Federation’ which was inaugurated by Chief Guest Mrs Bharti Ker, Taluka President in presence of Usha Behen Gohal, President- Okha Nagar Palaika ; Jyoti Behen Samani, President- Dwarka Nagar Plaika ; Mr. N Kamath Vice President Manufacturing & Factory Manager, Tata Chemicals and Mrs Ranjni N Kamath, President - Ladies Club Tata Chemicals Limited, along with other members from Tata Chemicals Ladies Club.

The event also marked launch of the “TCSRD’s Women of Excellence” award which was conferred to Dr Hothal Vegad, Taluka health officer, Dwarka for her significant contribution in the field of medicine and healthcare, especially during the COVID pandemic. While 2022 marks the first year of this award, TCSRD over the last 15 years has been felicitating the women of Dwarka for their extraordinary contribution towards the community.

“TCSRD's programmes have a strong emphasis on community empowerment and entrepreneurship development. Most businesses struggle to become self-reliant due to lack of funds. We hope to address this issue and encourage women to succeed in their entrepreneurial endeavours through the Dwarkesh Women Federation. We are thankful to our esteemed guests for their presence at the event which boosted the confidence and spirit of women in the community" said Mr. Nanda, Chief of HR & CSR at Tata Chemicals Ltd.

Around 1800 rural women from 43 villages participated in the Women's Day festivities organized by TCSRD, which included a fashion show, role play, dancing, and an exhibition showcasing a variety of talents and skills, including handicrafts, cutlery, games, and more.

Through its Rural Entrepreneurship Development Programme (REDP), TCSRD provides comprehensive training to the community, focusing on food processing techniques, technical and mechanical equipment operation instruction, as well as cleanliness and safety measures. It aims to provide opportunities and promote an inclusive ecosystem. As a result of these trainings, last year TCSRD successfully established Dwarkesh Food Federation, which is being administered by ten SHG women from the Okhamandal district.

Established in 1980, the primary aim of Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development (TCSRD) is to initiate and support community development programmes in and around regions where Tata Chemicals Limited facilities are located. And while each region is different in terms of geographic spread, subcultures and socio-economic requirements, TCSRD strives to protect, nurture and uplift the communities by adopting an integrated approach to development and designing region-specific need-based programmes.

About Tata Chemicals Ltd.
A part of US$ 100+ billion Tata Group, Tata Chemicals Limited, is a leading supplier of choice to Nutrition, Glass, Detergent, industrial and chemical sectors. The company has a strong position in the crop protection business through its subsidiary company Rallis India Ltd. Tata Chemicals has world class R&D facilities in Pune and Bangalore.

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