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1256 SPICE PROJECT FOR THE WOMEN IN THE SLUMS OF VADODARA

posted Mar 29, 2021, 6:22 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Mar 29, 2021, 6:22 AM ]
Spice Making Training and Stall:

Vadodara, March 2021: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Vadodara organized an exhibition cum sale of spice products in Kishanwadi Slum. These spice products were made by enterprising women trained under the aegis of spice project. The event opened at 09.00 am and went on till 6.00 pm. The women followed all the Covid regulations set by the government during this event.

Spice making training was held from 20th to 22nd March at GIDC Colony. 22 women participated in the training. Mrs. Nishaben Parmar was the resource person. Fr. George Miranda (Director-Snehalaya) inaugurated the training programme and encouraged women to start their business at small level. Jagruti Patil (Project Coordinator) introduced the resource person and explained the objectives and expected outcome of the training. Mrs Parmar taught the process of making spices such as undhiya masala, dabeli masala, pavbhaji masala, biryani masala, mutton masala, chhole masala, garam masala, sambhar masala, chat masala, tea masala, malvani masala, fish masala, punjabi masala, panipuri masala, chicken masala, kolhapuri masala, chicken tandoori masala. In the later part she taught the costing, budgeting, packaging, marketing and selling on a small scale.


Exposure Visit to Ambica Spices:

Vadodara, March 2021: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Vadodara organized an exposure visit to Ambica Spices Pvt Ltd under the aegis of spice project; 36 women participated in this exposure visit held on 24th February.

Mr Nimesh (Factory Manager) explained the entire process of Spice Powder making in the factory. He explained to them they bring finest quality of spices like turmeric, coriander, red chilli, cumin, cardamom, black pepper etc from South India. These are cleaned and dried in the sun for many days and then they are sent for further processing in various mechanised units. He then explained about the packaging, storing and transportation of spices. Women got first-hand information about the spice making on commercial scale and were very impressed with the management of the factory.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director - DBDS) thanked ‘Mix for Kids’ e.v. (Germany) for financially supporting all the above activities for the under-privileged women from the slums of Vadodara.
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