Uttar Pradesh: Central Government Scheme Promotes Self-Employment Among Rural Artisans In Bundelkhand

by Arun Kumar Das - Dec 20, 2021 10:38 AM +05:30 IST
Uttar Pradesh: Central Government Scheme Promotes Self-Employment Among Rural Artisans In BundelkhandArtisans in Bundelkhand region of UP being introduced to self-employment through technology.
Snapshot
  • At a grand event organised in Jhansi on Sunday, Minister of State for MSME Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma distributed electric pottery wheels, bee boxes and Agarbatti making machines to rural artisans of Jhansi district and adjoining areas of the Bundelkhand region.

Hundreds of people of the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh recently took a stride towards self-reliance by associating with self-employment activities of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).

At a grand event organised in Jhansi on Sunday, Minister of State for MSME Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma distributed electric pottery wheels, bee boxes and Agarbatti making machines to rural artisans of Jhansi district and adjoining areas of the Bundelkhand region.

Jhansi MP Anurag Sharma was also present on the occasion. An awareness programme on the Central Government’s flagship Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) was also inaugurated on the occasion.

The implements distributed by the KVIC included 200 bee boxes, 100 electric pottery wheels and 50 Agarbatti making machines. This will create a cumulative employment for over 600 local persons.

KVIC has also provided training to these beneficiaries for carrying out activities at their doorsteps. Verma lauded the KVIC’s initiatives in the Bundelkhand region and said the machines given to these rural artisans would provide them with a livelihood at their doorstep and with this, there is huge scope of employment creation in Uttar Pradesh, particularly the Bundelkhand region.

The Minister added that the government was committed to expediting job creation by implementing flagship programmes like PMEGP, Honey Mission and Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana in the region.

KVIC Chairman Vinai Saxena said these schemes of the KVIC were aimed at empowering the poorest of the poor. He said Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh was a focus area of the KVIC, where a number of schemes have been implemented to create self-employment for farmers, unemployed youth and women.

During the last three years, KVIC has empowered over 300 potters’ families in Bundelkhand region, creating livelihood for nearly 1,200 persons of the community.

It has also given a big thrust to the PMEGP scheme by setting up nearly 11,000 new manufacturing units in the region and thereby, creating 8,800 direct jobs.

To support these projects, KVIC also disbursed a subsidy of Rs 75 crore. Also, 16 Khadi institutions are currently working in the Bundelkhand region that are engaged in spinning and weaving activities by mostly women artisans.

Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at akdas2005@gmail.com.


Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Comments ↓
Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.
Advertisement

Latest Articles

    Artboard 4Created with Sketch.