Bakery, Fruit and Vegetable Processing
Rural poor women are given training in Bakery, Fruit and Vegetable processing at Pallapatti village in Madurai District. It is a two years project supported by Tzedek, United Kingdom. 60 rural poor women were already trained through three batches. The final batch of training is under progress. The training is provided in the production of Bakery products such as Bread, Bun, Puffs, Cakes, Rusk, Biscuits. The training is also provided to the poor women on the preparation of various types of Pickles, Mixed Fruit Jam, Fruit Juice and Tomato Ketch up. The products are marketed through a sales outlet near the training centre.
Assembling of LED Lights:
Rural Girls are given training in Assembling of LED lights at Hiraniyamangalam village in Karur District. It is a one year project supported by Australian Consulate General of Chennai under Direct Aid Programme(DAP). 30 rural poor girls were already trained. The second and final batch of training is under progress. The training is provided in the production of LED bulbs, Tubes and Street Lights. The duration of the training is three months.
Milk Producers Co-operative Society:
A milk producers co-operative society was promoted by CARD in 1987 and it is functioning well for the last 30 years. 274 milk producers are the members of the society and they are producing about 1500 liters of milk per day. The milk is marketed through Milk Producers Co-operative Union, Trichy. CARD arranged loan to 150 members for the purchase of cross bred cows and feed from Nabkisan Finance Limited.