New Delhi: Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has inked three separate MoUs and laid foundation stone of 'Modern Khadi of New India' in the Amritkal of Independent India in New Delhi on Monday.
The agreements were signed in presence of KVIC Chairman Manoj Kumar with Prasar Bharati, NBCC (India) Limited, and Digital India Corporation. The objective of these MoUs is to prepare a roadmap to modernize the KVIC and popularize its products among the youth as per the vision of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On this occasion, Kumar distributed margin money subsidy of Rs 150 crore to the beneficiaries under the Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme.
The anchors on DD News and DD International to be dressed in Khadi attire
According to the MoU signed with Prasar Bharati, very soon the anchors of DD News and DD International channels will be seen in Khadi apparels. Speaking on this, Kumar reiterated that under the leadership of Narendra Modi, Khadi has now become an identity self-reliant India. In such a scenario, this agreement with Prasar Bharati will substantiate to be a milestone in making Khadi popular among the youth.
NBCC to develop nationwide infrastructure for KVIC
NBCC (India) Limited will build new modern infrastructure for KVIC across the country and to focus on keeping KVIC up-to-date with the latest technology, KVIC has joined hands with Digital India Corporation.
Kumar also launched a dashboard and ATR Portal. Dashboard will help the Chairman for monitoring the schemes run by the Commission and ATR Portal will facilitate the efficient tracking of actions taken on Commission’s decision.
Addressing the program, the KVIC Chairman said that the PM Modi Modi has promoted India's National Heritage Khadi on every platform of the world in the past nine years. He said, the way Prime Minister Narendra Modi did global branding of Khadi by gifting Khadi gifts to the world leaders at the recently held G-20 summit in Delhi, has given a new global identity to Khadi.
KVIC chairman further said that during the India’s freedom struggle, Khadi, which was made the key weapon of the Swadeshi movement by the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, the same Khadi has been magnificently used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last nine years for poverty alleviation, artisan empowerment, food security, women empowerment and has created the most powerful, capable and successful tool and weapon to eradicate unemployment.
Creating history in the last financial year under Prime Minister’s leadership, the trade of Khadi and village industry products crossed Rs 1.34 lakh crore, while 9.54 lakh new jobs were generated. KVIC officers and employees were present in the program.