'Aarambh' in kannada means 'beginning'. It is the beginning of a long journey for rural women on their road to prosperity. Under this project IDPMS has established a rural artisan cluster. In order to have scale and sice in operation, it was proposed to establish a producer company under the Companies Act. This was suggested by NABARD. They had promised to provide financial support. After discussing with chartered accountants who have experience in establishing such companies, this proposal has been dropped as the Act has various limitation. they suggested forming a private limited company which has scope to receive external investment and borrow from financial institutions.
Several enquiries have been received for supply of fibre as well as finished products. In the absence of a proper institutional mechanism and working capital support, progress has not been possible on this front.