Kupwara, Dec 23 : Dardpora is a remote village with a population of approximately 9500 (Nine Thousand Five Hundred only) and located at the base of Dat- Hammu Ridge line. The village is backward and under developed due to its geographical location and most of the people in the village are poor & unemployed. A Vajra Skill Development & Employment Centre (Cutting & Tailoring) is being established by the Army in conjunction with Max Life Insurance for providing necessary skills for the upliftment of the local women of Dardpora. Major General Abhijit S Pendharkar,YSM, GOC VAJRA DIVISION inaugurated the Centre along with representative from Max Life Insurance.
This skill centre (cutting & tailoring) will enable the local unemployed girls to setup a self sustaining small scale infrastructure unit. Since majority of population is below the poverty line, the centre will provide employment to the girls and thus help them in contributing to the family sustenance. This will go a long way in improving the life of people in general and women in particular.
The Centre has three rooms with four stitching machines for basic training and six motor fitted stitching machines, one interlocking machine and one embroidery machine for basic and advance training.
Total of 20 girls under a qualified instructor will be initially trained and employed to help these girls towards self employment.