Success Story (Khandwa)
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
For Jyoti Sanduke, wife of Premlal Sanduke of Ramnagar in Khandwa, Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana has proved to be a boon. Earlier she would take up stitching and embroidery work at home but with financial assistance of Rs one lakh 60 thousand from the scheme, she has turned into a successful entrepreneur. She has also received grant facility of Rs 48 thousand. Now she has to repay just Rs one lakh 12 thousand.
With the financial assistance from Swarozgar Yojana, Jyoti has opened a small showroom at home where she sells cutlery, sarees and cosmetics apart from taking up work of stitching, embroidery and fall and pico of sarees.
Now she is able to save about Rs 20-25 thousand after taking out all expenses including bank monthly installment of Rs 3800. Now she is able to take care of her family well.
Jyoti had learnt stitching, embroidery at her mother’s place before marriage where she would take up odd jobs also. After marriage she realized that her husband had no permanent source of income. She felt an increasing urge to raise her income after the birth of three children.
She decided to take up stitching as a profession to support her husband financially. She would take up odd jobs like stitching salwar suits etc. of neighbours but this was not enough. She wanted to promote her stitching business but want of finances stopped her.
One day Jyoti came to know that assistance is provided to poor persons belonging to Schedued Caste category under the Antyodaya samiti’s Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana to start a small business.
As Jyoti was well-versed in stitching etc, she applied for starting up a stitching and saree selling trade. After a few days a loan of Rs one lakh 6 thousand was approved by the Central Bank of India. With this fund she purchased two stitching machines besides furniture, sarees, other material, cosmetics etc and began her new enterprise.
Jyoti’s sister resides in Surat, Gujarat. Jyoti purchases sarees on wholesale from Surat with the help of her sister and sells it from her house. This saves a lot of money.
Today she lives happily with her family. Jyoti remains grateful to the Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana of the state government that has helped her at to set up her enterprise.