Hyderabad: Khadi & Village Industries Commission (Ministry of MSME,Govt.of India) State office, Telangana organized an awareness and toolkits distribution program under Gramodyog Vikas Yojana today at its KVIC state office located in Yousufguda, here.
On this occasion Chief guest Khadi and Village Industries Commission’s (KVIC) Chairman, Manoj Kumar distributed tools and implements at free of cost to nearly 300 trained artisans of Telangana. Artisans from different industries viz. Paper Plate making, Paper Bags making, Agarbatti making, Tamarind processing, Leather artisans & tribal Bee keepers have participated in this event.
Addressing the gathering, Manoj Kumar said that under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is showcasing itself as a strong, capable, and self-reliant nation to the world. He stressed that for the first time in the history of Independent India, the turnover of Khadi and Village Industries Commission products have crossed Rs.1.34 lakh crores figure. In the last 9 financial years, there has been an unprecedented growth of 332% in the sale of indigenous Khadi products made by artisans in rural areas. He said we must move forward with the mantra of “Make in India” along with “Make for the World” in order to realize the Prime Minister’s vision of a local to global India. He called artisans to utilize the machinery and toolkits being provided to create as many employment opportunities as possible and contribute to the construction of a self-reliant India.
Manoj Kumar also said that KVIC is executing several key programs under the ‘Gram Vikas Yojana’ for the welfare of the deprived artisans. He said that this scheme intended to uplift the artisans by providing skill training and free tools and machines. Informing that nearly 1500 artisans from Telangana have been benefited by this scheme in the last three years, he exhorted the unemployed youth to become self- employed by utilizing various Schemes provided by KVIC.
During the event, Kumar also released an amount of Rs.100 crores of the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program (PMEGP) Margin Money(subsidy) to Telangana. Through this nearly 3000 entrepreneurs will be directly benefited and indirectly creating employment to many. Also, a readymade garments cluster of Rs.2 crore was sanctioned in Wanaparthy district by KVIC under the Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI )Scheme. This cluster has been approved in Wanaparthy district, where 150 artisans will be benefited. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed on this occasion , where GMR Varalakshmi foundation has entered into an agreement with Khadi and Village Industries Commission for imparting skill training for the year 2023-24.
KVIC Zonal Deputy CEO R.S. Pandey, Telangana State Director Dr. Manoj Lanka, KVIC State Office officials, NI-MSME Director General Dr S. Glory Swarupa also participated in the program.