‘Barli’ is a common female name among Bhilala Tribes in the districts where many trainees come from. Barli denotes the
central pillar which supports the tribal house typical of these areas, highlighting the belief of the Institute that women are
the central pillars of society.
Based in Indore, the Institute conducts residential training programmes for rural, village and tribal women who did not
get the opportunity of schooling and those who dropped out school. Most of the trainees come from western Madhya
Pradesh, many also come from other states and areas of India. Priority is given to the socially and economically
disadvantaged, i.e, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and backward classes, the physically challenged, orphans,
widows, divorce es, the abused and the neglected.
In Chattisgarh region there are three extension centers in Kanker and Imlipara where the girls trained from Barli are
running these centers.
|Barli Development Institute for Rural Women, is located in the northern part of the city of Indore. Indore is the largest
city in the state of Madhya Pradesh, the central state in India, it is also the commercial hub of the state. Surrounding
areas houses industries like motor vehicle manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, cotton and other fabrics, vegetable oil
production, steel and others.
The airport has connections to most larger cities in India, 12 long distance broad trains leave Indore daily, while 10
long distance metre gauge trains stop at Indore station.
|Fabrics of Barli
|Location of Barli Development Institute for Rural Women in Indore