IANS | 26 Feb, 2023
a programme organized at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hindaun City, in Karauli
district of Rajasthan, Chairman, Khadi and Village Industries
Commission(KVIC) Manoj Kumar in the presence Dr. Manoj Rajoria
Member of Parliament Karauli-Dholpur LokSabha of Rajasthan distributed
300 bee boxes including bee colony to beekeepers today.
released margin money subsidy of Rs. 100.63 crores to 3083 beneficiaries
under PMEGP scheme with sanctioned loan of Rs. 296.19 Crores for PMEGP
projects, this will create new employment opportunities for around
on the occasion, KVIC Chairman Shri Manoj Kumar said that 'Prime
Minister's Employment Generation Programme' (PMEGP) is the major
Flagship Scheme of Government implemented by Khadi and Village
He said that under PMEGP scheme, more than 8
lakh projects have been approved so far, under which more than 68 lakh
people have been provided employment opportunities across the country by
disbursement of 'margin money subsidy' of more than Rs 21000 crore. He
reiterated the motto of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which is to
"Become a job provider rather than a job seeker".
He said KVIC has been
implementing various employment-oriented schemes in every nook and
corner of the country so that youths seeking employment are able to set
up their units.
said that after the clarion call given by Prime Minister for
"Sweet-Revolution" in the country, KVIC took up this endeavour as Honey
Mission with the aim of creating new employment opportunities and
increase the income of beekeepers and yield of farmers crops. He said
under this Scheme 17,570 beekeepers have been trained and 1.75 lakh "bee
boxes" have been distributed along with bee colonies.
Chairman said under the Kumhar Sashaktikarn Yojana for 'Potter
Empowerment Scheme', KVC distributed electric potterwheels to 24,410
Also machines for manufacturing incense sticks to 1560 incense
artisans were distributed for their skill development and increase in
product quality and income. Talking about the upgradation and
development of the Khadi sector since 2014, he said that the resolution
of the Prime Minister has revived this sector.
Due to his constant
efforts and tireless hard work, Khadi-Village Industry is touching new
heights. As a result, the sale figure of Khadi Village Industry crossed
1,15,000 crores in the last financial year, which happened for the
first time since independence, he added.
said that KVIC has taken a decision to fulfill the dedicated vision
of Prime Minister to improve the economic condition of Khadi Artisans
by paying more wages to Artisans working in Khadi sector.
recently been decided to increase almost 35% wages in one go, which is a
historic step in itself. He said after Modi government came in power in
2014, the wages of artisans have been increased by KVIC by almost 150%