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News ● Recognize technological up-gradation genuineness of Khadi to the customers. and modernization as a priority area for transforming the sector; suggested mobilization Zonal Committees have been constituted for of existing technical and scientific Institutions, each of six geographical zones to monitor timely such as, ITIs, Engineering Colleges, IITs, implementation of KVI programmes/schemes for CSIR as resource/contact Institutions for rural the development of Khadi and Village Industries in the zone. industrialization and creation of venture capital fund within KVI; The Ministry of MSME has revised the negative list and brought in a large number of new industries/ ● Recommended brand building, standardization projects like spinning and weaving, solar charkhas and quality control for products of KVI Sector; hand loom/power looms under the ambit of Prime ● Address the organizational and training issues Minister’s Employment Generation Programme preventing the growth of the KVI sector and (PMEGP). suggested setting up of Zonal Committees Government of India introduced the scheme and Zonal offices under a Deputy CEO, and of Market Development Assistance (MDA) on restructuring of training programme aimed Production in place of rebate after experimenting towards entrepreneurial development; with several pilot schemes. The scheme has been ● Commented on issues related to Khadi given effect from 1st April 2010, to help Khadi Institutions, namely, dues on account of institutions to reorient their activities extending Rebate, stock pile-up and state of implements; adequate emphasis towards increasing artisans' Suggested alternatives to Rebate earnings as well as ensuring quality of Khadi to customers. Under MDA scheme 25% of assistance ● direct subsidization of spinners is earmarked for payment among spinners and weavers as additional incentive through their bank/ ● encouraging entrepreneurship among post office account. spinners/weavers through formation of Self Help Groups An online application system has been made operational for disbursement of Market ● Governance related recommendations Development Assistance (MDA) and Interest Based on the recommendations of the Expert Subsidy under ISEC scheme to KIs and artisans as committee the following changes were brought in applicable. the KVI Sector: Under PMEGP, online disbursement of MM subsidy through single National level nodal bank Introduced Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) to organize the has been developed. traditional industries and artisans into clusters to This Press Release is based on information make them competitive and provide support for given by the Minister of State for MSME Shri Giriraj their long term sustainability and economy of scale. Singh in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 10.04.2017. n KVIC took up several projects under an interface with reputed Technological institutions viz. IITs and NITs for developing new technologies and their subsequent dissemination among institutions and entrepreneurs of KVI Sector. KVIC have introduced ‘Khadi Mark’ to ensure 34 Laghu Udyog Samachar
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