UN honor for MP cottage and village industry department
The United Nations Public Service Award for year 2013 will be given to the Madhya Pradesh Government’s Cottage and Village Industry Department.
The United Nations has chosen Cottage and Village Industry Department of the state for its novel initiative of rural haats.
The Madhya Pradesh Government has transferred the management of rural haats to women’s self-help groups with a view to strengthen them. This step has produced positive results. The women self help groups have become more self-reliant economically and participation of women in social decisions has been ensured.