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          They told her that there was no way her group of determined women were going to bring an Industrial training centre to the mountains of Idukki. Her first attempt brought failure and derision. But that steeled the resolve of the band of women under the leadership of Mini Sabu, the chairperson of the Community Development Society (CDS) of Vathikudi panchayat in Idukki. They got the District Panchayat to help with infrastructure, learned the ropes of administering an ITC from the Prinicipal of Government ITI in kattapana, positioned faculty and equipment, and petitioned the inspection team from Delhi for a second visit. That paved the way for the first ever all - women Industrial Training Centre of the state, opening new avenues for skill development for the poor women of the high ranges.