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Gramodyog Vikas Yojana

Topics Covered: Employment related issues.

Gramodyog Vikas Yojana:

Context:

Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has approved a programme for the benefit of artisans involved in manufacturing of Agarbatti under the ‘Gramodyog Vikas Yojana’ (As a pilot project).

Key points:

  1. Initially four Pilot Projects will be started, including one in North Eastern part of the country.
  2. Each targeted cluster of artisans will be supported with about 50 Automatic Agarbatti making machines and 10 Mixing machines.
  3. Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) will provide  training, and assist artisans working in this area.

Significance:

The programme aims to enhance the production of ‘Agarbatti’ in the country and create sustainable employment for the traditional Artisans, by providing them regular employment and increase in their wages. This will give a boost to the domestic Agarbatti Industry in the country and will reduce imports of Agarbatti.

Sources: pib.