KYIC opens new training-cum-production centre in Assam village
Following the old saying 'Idle mind is devil's workshop', the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has come out with a novel way to cut out illegal poaching and maintain flora and fauna in and around Kaziranga National Park.
Amid much fervour and gaiety, the KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena on Monday inaugurated the new training-cum-production centre setup in association with Assam forest department. KVIC has given 25 charkhas, five looms and other accessories to the village artisans on Monday at Silimkhowa village under Karbi-Anglong district in Kaziranga forest area.
Later, while addressing the gathering there after the inaugural function where spinning and weaving project have been given, Saxena said that it is historic day because for the first time in Assam, Cotton Khadi work has started that too with 10 spindle charkhas.
Out of 80 women selected for the project, 35 have been given training. This unit would provide job opportunities to nearly 50 rural families of this area.
"As Khadi and Village Industries activities have underlined good employment potential in almost all the districts of Assam, we will leave no stone unturned to provide job opportunities to the rural youths, under the (Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) – to keep them engaged in creative works. With proper mental, physical and social involvement – they will not only eke out their livelihood properly; but they will also come forward as custodians to save the endangered species of their area as well as the fauna and flora," the KVIC chairman said.