Khadi Gaon by KVIC to Boost Rural Products

Khadi Gaon by KVIC to Boost Rural Products

The Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is initiating a project named ‘Khadi Gaon’ in each states to scale up employment in rural areas and also push khadi and village industries products from these regions. This was revealed by the Commission’s chairman, Vinai Kumar Saxena on the sidelines of a two-day KVIC workshop held in Ahmedabad.

“Under the project, KVIC will choose individuals who are interested in being self-reliant by providing them basic training to operate, along with the material required for khadi spinning and other cottage industries,” Mr. Saxena said.

The Khadi Gaon project will first be implemented in five villages in each of the states of the country, which will be achieved in a year’s time.

Besides charkha spinning, other village industries activities include bakery, small oil mills, candle making, pottery, incense sticks making, honey bee cultivation, etc.

The Commission is also changing the existing charkha design from 8 spindles to 10 spindles and also making it light-weight, which is expected to increase of the spinner by 25 per cent, Mr. Saxena added.

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