be a member of this cooperative only after completion of her training in this cooperative. Indeed, the trainees and also the members of this cooperative used to collect orders for supplying their products privately. Besides, the members of this cooperative also participate in trade fairs/exhibition for selling their products. For instance, they participated in one exhibition held during April 26 to May 6 in Gangtok town. The details of the price according to size and quality is given below : Product item Price in Rs. Chow Bandhi (Nepali traditional dress) 200.00 Dawra (upper part of traditional dress for Nepali boy) 200.00 Surwale (trouser or lower part of traditional dress for Nepali boy) 200.00 Shawl 250.00 Blouse 30.00 Frock 40.00 School dress (full set) 60.00 School dress ( any part) 40.00 Salwar-Kamiz 60.00 Wall hanging (big size fabric paintings on canvas) 15000.00 Wall hanging (small size fabric paintings on canvas) 5000.00 Table -cloth (fabric paints, single shed) 150.00 Table -cloth (fabric paints, double shed) 200.00 Fabric paints on frock, kurta, night dress etc. 20.00 to 40.00 Source : Field Survey , 2002-2005. 308 Cooperatives, Welfare Societies and Self-Help ………Role of Sikkimese Women
Nayuma Women Cooperative Society Limited is exclusively run by women at Tadong of Gangtok. This cooperative was established in the year 2001 due to initiatives taken by Mrs. Chamling, the wife of present chief Minister of Sikkim. Indeed, after taking training by her at Delhi in the field of operational use of modem equipments for sewing , she aspired to impart her knowledge among the educated unemployed women in Sikkim through this cooperative. The reason behind has been that after training in this cooperative some women can earn as well as to introduce modem equipments/machines like computerized sewing machines, computer etc. among the women of Sikkim. This would obviously help the women to get themselves empowered financially to some extent. Thus, it would have contribution in reducing unemployment among educated women to some extent. After establishing Nayuma Women Cooperative , and with the initiative taken by Mrs. Chamling the announcement through Radio and TV was made for interested women to join in the Cooperative. Besides, with help of MP and MLAs meetings were arranged in their constituencies for letting the women know about this Cooperative as well as to create interest among them for training on handicrafts . Thereafter, some of the educated women were selected through formal procedures. The educational level of those selected women were in between Class VIII to Graduate. First training of this Cooperative started in the month of April, 2001 . The training period was six months and the total number of first batch of trainees was 32 . The admission fee of each trainee was Rs. 500/-. Moreover, each trainee had to purchase shares of this Cooperative for which they deposited an amount of Rs. 5,000/-. Thus an amount of Rs.
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