SIDBI launched the 'Waste to Wealth Creation' programme in which women will make ornaments and showpieces from fish scales in the Sundarbans in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district.


  1. Under this programme, SIDBI will extend benefits to 50 women in directly generating revenues from alternate livelihoods.
  2. Later, each of them is expected to become a trainer for replicating and disseminating the knowledge among other aspirants.
  3. SIDBI are working under mission Swavalamban to support artisans to become sustainable.
  4. The primary focus of this Programme is to understand the science and art of waste management and product development.