Manosri Tarun Bani Mandir (MTBM) was established in 1932 by a group of freedom fighters and is based in Howrah in West Bengal. The organisation was dormant during 1955 to 1975 and registered in 1977. Over the years, it has been identified as a voluntary organization for conducting welfare and rural development activities to combat and reduce poverty and illiteracy, and also focuses on women empowerment.
Their main programmes include:
Jute Diversified Products: In 2013, MTBM had set up a production unit for Jute Diversified Products (JDP), under PMEGP (Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme), with the help of Khadi & Village Industries & Allahabad Bank. The unit helps women to manufacture bags, decorative items, toys, footwear, jewelry & other items. These items are sold by MTBM and was its largest income source in FY15. Due to the training provided by this unit, around 50 women are able to earn daily wages of Rs200 per day, which is paid by MTBM.
Socio-Economic Upliftment and Women Empowerment: MTBM runs a variety of income generating programmes for women so that they can run small businesses and support their families. Various vocational training programmes have been conducted such as (i) Ornamental fish & aquaculture training; (ii) Ornamental nursery; (iii) Garment manufacturing training; (ii) Wool knitting training; (iii) Mushroom cultivation training. They have also conducted workshops on Consumer Rights, Human Rights, Disaster Management and HIV/AIDS awareness.
Crèche: MTBM runs a crèche for babies and young children of working and ailing mothers and elementary education is provided to them. In the last 32 years, a few thousand babies have received attention and care. Each year 25 babies are being looked after at this centre. Supplementary foods are being served during lunch time.
Animal Health: Since 2009, MTBM has been providing treatment for sick animals for free or at a minimal charge in their dispensary. A veterinary surgeon looks after the ailments of the animals and dispenses services and gives medicines/prescriptions, and even makes home visits for critically ill animals.
Income Rs12 lac
Expense Rs11 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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