Shillong,April 12: Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) chairman Vinay Kumar Saxena who visits Shillong on a tour said there is an art in the blood of Meghalaya people.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday Saxena said the commission will set up seven to eight KHADI units in Meghalaya in order to boost employment generation in the state. Admitting that there was no attention given to KHADI activity in Meghalaya in the recent past, but at present the commission would aggressively implement its project in Meghalaya.
He further said that khadi sector can provide employment to the people of the state at their door step; emphasise on social, providing employment in rural areas under economic and broad objectives to build a strong rural community spirit.
He also added that each khadi unit can generate revenue of Rs.16 -17 lakhs per year stating that the state has tremendous potential in Khadi. Adding that Saxena said that the commission would leave no stone unturned to make Meghalaya a Khadi state.
Earlier he also distributed certificate to 20 artisan who completed the training provided by KVIC and 20 electric potter machines to the trainee which would help in producing more pottery at affordable cost. Information is also provided with relate to funding under the two items through micro Government Commission, Small and Medium Industry Ministry. Planning for the establishment and development of khadi and village industries in rural areas, to promote, facilitate and support is a key objective. Saxena said that everything is online.