Nagpur: Surrendered women Maoists in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district have turned entrepreneurs by launching floor cleaner phenyl, thanks to the welfare initiatives of the local police.
According to Gadchiroli police, 11 former Maoists, including ten women and one man, were trained in making phenyl and have now started their own business.
This phenyl is sold under the brand name ‘Clean 101’.
On the initiative of Gadchiroli Superintendent of Police Ankit Goel, a Self Help Group (SHG) named ‘Navjeevan Utpadak Sangh’ was started for the surrendered women Naxalites.
Police said ‘Clean 101’ phenyl is of very good quality and its price is much less than the market rate of other brands.
Gadchiroli Police Department will help this SHG in marketing their product.
In addition, the SHGs have received orders from various government and non-government departments, the police said.
Officials said the Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth in Akola, Maharashtra has placed an order for 200 liters of ‘Clean 101’ phenyl from SHGs.
“The surrendered Naxalite women were organized into a self-help group and trained at MGIRI in Wardha. Their first product ‘CLEAN 101’ floor cleaner was launched recently. We will be holding their hands for the first few months. The initial sale orders are encouraging,” Goyal told PTI.
He said that 41 farmers from remote, Naxal-affected villages of Ettapalli, Hedri and Dhanora tehsils are sent for free visits to agricultural universities and innovation centers across Maharashtra from November 19 to 28 as part of a special initiative aimed at increasing their income. Is.
On November 13, 26 militants, including senior cadre Milind Teltumbde, were killed in an encounter with C-60 commandos of the police in Gadchiroli district.
The death toll rose to 27 after the body of another ultra was found at the spot in the forest.