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Rural craft gets new face and employs 163 lakh people

The MSME Minister said that 2016-17 will be the development year for the sector with more allocation and increased job creation.
Rural craft gets new face and employs 163 lakh people

Rural India which is known for its art and culture has always been enriched and also been their only source of income.The government has always tried to uplift their art and crafts and provide medium and opportunity for their works to known nation-wide.

Likewise an new opportunity is spurring up as Khadi production in the country will cross Rs 1,300 crore in 2016-17 and create 19.5 lakh jobs, Union Minister Kalraj Mishra.

Stating that Rs 340 crore has been allocated to Khadi and Village Industries Commission in the Union Budget, Mishra said: "It is expected that Khadi production will cross a record Rs 1,300 crore in 2016-17 creating employment for 19.5 lakh persons".

Union Minister Kalraj Mishra said that 2016-17 will be the development year for the sector with more allocation and increased job creation.He said that Village Industries production is expected to cross Rs 45,000 crore during 2016-17, creating employment for more than 163 lakh persons.The MSME Minister said that 2016-17 will be the development year for the sector with more allocation and increased job creation.

He said the ministry has prepared a time bound action plan for utilising the allocation of Rs 3,000 crore and the implementation of major schemes which include PMEGP, SFRUTI, ASPIRE, etc.

Briefing about the roadmap and budget allocation of MSME Ministry, Mishra said that under Prime Minister’s Employment Guarantee Programme (PMEGP) a sum of Rs 1,139 crore will be utilised during 2016-17 to assist 55,000 projects with Margin Money which will generate employment for more than 4,25,000 persons.

Mishra said that to promote the interest of rural artisans, the Government has decided to take up development of 39 clusters with an approximate cost of Rs 60 crore which will benefit more than 10,000 artisans. 

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