Pipavav: APM Terminals Pipavav has commenced training the women folks of surrounding villages in mask making with the help of Gopi Mahila Mandal. This initiative is to ensure washable cloth mask for all the adults and children in the villages which has population of around 20,000. This will also help in generating employment to the villagers during the lockdown and thereafter.
The main objective of this initiative is to ensure that every adult and child in the villages, cultivate the habit of wearing mask and other precautions to combat the pandemic. This locally made masks will be distributed among the residents and truckers in nearby villages like Rampara, Kumbhariya, Bherai, Shiyalbet, Kadiyali, Pipavav Dham etc.
The mask prepared by the women in Rajula, are being purchased & used by people of Rajula. The port aims to reach out to 50 villages by facilitating training on mask making so that villages are self-reliant with reference to masks which is a vital component for the prevention of COVID 19.
This initiative will also provide free of cost masks to approximately 3000 labourers from eighteen villages who are working in MNREGA [Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.] scheme at Rajula block.