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Cairn India to celebrate ‘International Women’s Day’ in line with UN’s theme of gender equality


New Delhi: To embark women empowerment, Cairn India’s Enterprise Centre (CEC) is set to celebrate International Women’s Day as per the UN’s theme of gender equality.

The company has been providing skill training, career counseling and linkage to employment opportunities to over 12,000 youth including women since 2007. Barmer District with its low literacy rate, lack of quality education and poor community awareness are contributing to unemployment, poor health and low income in the region.

While Cairn India has triggered economic growth in the region through its operations, it has also enabled large scale community development to ensure inclusive growth. Through the Cairn Enterprise Centre ( CEC), various income generation activities have also been introduced to empower women.

To make a positive difference in the society, Cairn and Ravva JV have been actively involved in implementing community development projects in and around Ravva operational area. These initiatives have touched the lives of people across different strata of society by creating sustainable livelihoods.

Cairn India has also initiated the Dairy Development Programme in Barmer, which has helped extend monetary benefits to villagers. Cairn India developed a model through which the dairy farmers would benefit and generate more income. Women are an important and integral part of the Dairy Development Programme. The programme helps women sustain their socio-economic status in the community.

Further, contributing to the Government of Rajasthan’s initiative of ‘ BetiBachaoAbhiyaan’, Cairn India has introduced one of its kind campaign to celebrate the birth of a girl child around the operational areas. Under this campaign, the company presents a “New Born Baby Kit” to parents of the baby girl born in government hospitals and institutions. This kit consists of a clean towel, two sets of dresses, socks, toys, a mosquito net, and an immunization check-list. What makes the kit unique is the message on how a baby girl brings happiness to the family. The campaign also helps in increasing awareness on the importance of institutional delivery, which will positively impact Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR). (ANI)

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