The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) plans to create approx 13.83 lakh jobs by March 2020 through various schemes, including the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme.- Indian Express.
According to KVIC’s vision document presented to the MSME ministry, over 11.3 lakh jobs will be created under PMEGP between November 2018 and March 2020. Another 48,222 jobs shall be generated by Khadi and 24,000 jobs by the ‘Solar Vastra’ during the period.
“Thanks to the ministry’s timely approvals, in the last four years, while the total employment created by KVIC till September 2018 is 18,39,887; we have planned to create another 13,83,130 jobs during November 2018 to March 2020,” Said KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena
In a conclave on ‘Taking KHADI: Local to Global’ organized by FICCI, jointly with IIFT and I am Khadi, Mr. Prabhu said that the government aims to promote Khadi as a global fabric, and therefore, new designs, styles, promotion and adoption of Khadi are essential. To ensure this, district level development is key, which in turn will promote the economic growth. He said that 6 districts in 5 states have been identified and taken up as pilot project, adding, “imagine if all districts start growing at 3% more than normal, India? GDP will be more than 3% of what it is today.”