KVIC distributes Charkhas, electric potter wheels in Raisina village
Gurugram: Amid much enthusiasm and fanfare, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) distributed 25 eight-spindle Charkhas among 25 artisans and 60 electric potter wheels among the 60 potters – besides 30 solar panel repair kits – on Friday in this Haryana village, under its Khadi Reform and Development Programme (KRDP).
Raisina and Lohtaki are the two villages, which were selected by the former President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee and KVIC has adopted 2 the villages and took the assignment to make the residents of these villages employed, with different Khadi and village Industries activities.
KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena, who was the chief guest of this function, said it was a matter of pride that after organising several awareness camps in these villages, development through Khadi activities is being reflected here. "All our potters – who are getting Electric Potter Wheels today – were first trained by the KVIC experts. We have also made a kiln in this village, for properly baking the utensils made by them," he said, adding, "Sohna Khadi Gramodyog Mandal has been given 64 New Model Charkhas under the KRDP scheme."
Saxena further informed that the "As many as 21 Khadi Institutions of Haryana had been given the KRDP projects, under which 1,411 New Model Charkhas and 260 looms have been provided and 38 Khadi Bhandars have been renovated. Subsequently, 1,750 new artisans have been added, which has resulted in 30 percent increase in production and 35 percent rise in sales in Haryana after 2015," he said.
The KVIC Chairman also informed that 19 Khadi Institutions from Haryana have got readymade units also. "It is a matter of great pleasure that 118 Khadi Institutions of Haryana are working for several Khadi programmes. In the fiscal 2018-19, they have attained Rs 84.32 crore out of their stipulated production target of Rs 143.87 crore. Similarly, out of sales target of Rs 245.19 crore for the current fiscal 2018-19, so far Rs 131.26 crore has been achieved, providing jobs to 37,738 artisans," he said.