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KVIC takes initiatives to create job opportunities in Goa

KVIC takes initiatives to create job opportunities in Goa

The Goa Government along with Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) have joined hands to generate employment opportunities in Goa. Few months back, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant in a meeting with KVIC Chairman Vinai Saxena, had discussed various job opportunities through KVIC schemes.

Known for its picturesque beaches, natural landscapes and a preferred destination for both national and international tourists, KVIC in a short span of two months, identified beneficiaries from various villages such as Morjim, Old Goa, Panjim, Bicholim, Sakhali, Mappasa, Dabhal and Madgaon and organised trainings in pottery, bee keeping, spinning and papad making. The move will assist the locals and help in creation of jobs.

The Chief Minister of Goa along with the KVIC Chairman on October 19, jointly distributed electric potter wheels to 160 families and new models Charkhas (spinning wheels) to 50 trained women.

This will create direct employment for 700 people. KVIC is also establishing a Lijjat Papad unit in Goa, which will create 200 direct jobs for local women.

On this occasion the Chief Minister interacted with a batch of 50 women who were recently trained in papad making.

It may be noted that these initiatives are first of its kind in Goa because there was no spinning and weaving activity, no Lijjat Papad unit. KVIC has already helped 1,000 people to get employment with these initiatives.

Saxena said that KVIC will create 10,000 new jobs in the current financial year in Goa. Sawant expressed his happiness and thanked KVIC for taking these unique initiatives for creating job opportunities in a record time.

The KVIC also participated in the vibrant Goa event as partner and put up 30 stalls to showcase various Khadi and Village Industries products from across the country. During the three-day event, record sale of Rs 60 Lakhs was reported.

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