Bastar : The Chhattisgarh Science and Technology Council had been training the Adivasi women in employment-oriented skills’ development programmes. About 150 Adivasi women had been trained in bamboo craft in Development Blocks Bhanpuri, Kondagaon and Manchkot in Bastar Revenue Division. Fifty women including Miss Rajini Kashyap, Mrs. Malati Baghel, Miss Sonali Thakur, Mrs. Somri from village Bhanpuri, have been trained in bamboo craft.
Another fifty women including Miss Anita Netam, Miss Jharna Koram, Mr.Rajeshwar Usendi, Mrs. Sheela Kujur from Kondagaon Development Block had been given training in bamboo furniture and vase- making and other bamboo crafts. Mr. Puran Kashyap, Mr.Sonsahay Baghel, Mr. Sukander Kashyap and 50 other women from Development Block Maachkot have been trained in various bamboo arts. The wooden furniture is in great demand all over the market. Monthly incomes are rising and the standard of living also had shown a marked improvement among the rural sections of the society.