Recently, the Chairman of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises distributed tool-kits and machineries to artisans under 'Gramodyog Vikas Yojna.
About Gramodyog Vikas Yojana:
It is one of the two components of the Khadi Gramodyog Vikas Yojana, which aims to promote and develop the village industries through common facilities, technological modernisation, training, etc.
It includes the activities carried out under different village industries.
Components of the Yojana:
Research & Development and Product Innovation: R&D support would be given to the institutions that intend to carry out product development, new innovations, design development, product diversification processes, etc.
Capacity Building: Under the Human Resource Development and Skill Training components, exclusive capacity building of staff, as well as the artisans, would be adequately addressed through the existing MDTCs and institutions of excellence.
Marketing & Publicity: The V.I. institutions will be provided market support by way of preparation of product catalogue, Industry directory, market research, new marketing techniques, buyer seller meet, arranging exhibitions, etc.
Target beneficiaries: Artisans, Unemployed Youth and Self Help Groups (SHGs)
Eligibility criteria: Any person who is a Traditional Artisan, has Knowledge of Skill, and has experience in Art and Craft.