Manoj Kumar, Chairman, Khadi and Village Industries Commission, announced a margin money grant of Rs 100.29 crore to 3223 beneficiaries from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Uttarakhand as part of the Prime Minister Employment Generation Program (PMEGP) implemented by KVIC in Varanasi on January 25.
Under the Gramodyog Vikas Yojana of KVIC, efforts are being made to improve the economic and social status of an increasing number of artisans by providing advanced training and tool kits through schemes such as Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana, Honey Mission, Charm Karigar S Ravindra Jaiswal, Minister of State, Govt. of U.P.; Dr. Sunil Patel, MLA (Rohania); Nagendra Raghuvanshi, Member KVI
In his remarks on the occasion, the Chairman of KVIC stated that the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program is playing a crucial role in realising the Prime Minister’s dream of a self-sufficient India. He stated that the Khadi and Village Industries Commission, through its various programs, provides low-cost employment opportunities for artisans in remote areas.
According to Manoj Kumar, efforts are being made under the Gramodyog Vikas Yojana of KVIC to improve the economic and social status of more and more artisans by providing advanced training and tool kits through schemes such as Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana, Honey Mission, Charm Karigar Sashaktikaran Yojana, Incense Sticks Making, Handmade Paper, and so on.
According to the Chairman, up to the year 2021–2022, 7.84 lakh units have been established under PMEGP, providing employment opportunities to approximately 63 lakh people. And today, approximately 26000 new job opportunities will be created as a result of the disbursement of Rs. 100.29 crore in margin money grants to 3223 beneficiaries. He inspired the beneficiaries to successfully run the units in order to build a strong, self-sufficient, and prosperous nation.
A total of Rs. 100.29 crore in margin money was released today under the PMEGP, including Rs. 59.06 crore to 1829 Uttar Pradesh beneficiaries, Rs. 25.45 crores to 856 Madhya Pradesh beneficiaries, Rs. 09.30 crore to 278 Chhattisgarh beneficiaries, and Rs. 9.30 crore to 260 Uttarakhand beneficiaries. Various banks have sanctioned a total loan of Rs 299.94 crore to these beneficiaries.