The women folk are at the grass root level of Indian village economy. The revival of the village is possible only when rural women are empowered financially along with the educational and social upliftment. Keeping this in mind, Mrs. Sunanda Pawar started the Sharda Mahila Sangh in 2006 as a non-government organization under the aegis of Agricultural Development Trust. This is an association of several self-help groups run by rural women, who strive to free themselves from the clutches of poverty. The women are trained via seminars, workshops, study tours and sales and banking related schemes are imparted to thousands of women to make them independent. Soon after its commencement, hundreds of Self Help Groups in and around Baramati have got associated with Sharada Mahila Sangh and numerous professional activities became its identity like food processing, spices and pickle production, soya and bakery products, preparing decorative articles, leather production, handicrafts, handloom, medicinal herbs and plants and vermicomposting etc. The rural women have established saving groups in association with banks and provide loans and economic assistance to women. They have also generated social and health awareness among rural women. The Sharada Mahila Sangh organizes various activities like entrepreneurship development, workshops, visits to various small scale industries, workshops for packing and trading of the products. The Sharada Mahila Sangh celebrates World Women’s Day by organizing lectures of successful women entrepreneurs.
Other Activity of Sharada Mahila Sangh :-
1) Establishing & Set up of Self Help Group
2) Loan’s & Linking with Bank
3) Training’s for Women Empowerment Agri Allied Businesses
4) Field Trip
5) Sale & Marketing of Products for Self Help Group
6) Health & Hygiene for Women.
7) Social Empowerment.
8) Sharada Mahila Sangh Society
9) Chala Samruddha Gaon Ghadavuya