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KVIC’s initiatives to generate employment

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) joined hands with the Goa Government to generate employment opportunities in Goa. They inaugurated a series of initiatives. The initiatives were all first of their kind. There were no spinning and weaving activities in Goa earlier.

Highlights

  • Electric potter wheels to 160 families were distributed
  • New Model Spinning wheels to 50 trained women were also distributed
  • A Lijjat Papad unit was established. This will generate employment to 700 people.
  • The aim of the initiatives is to assist the locals and help create jobs.

Significance

In India, the crafts sector sustains over 20 million practitioners. Handicrafts bring in good fortune with minimal investment. Indian crafts have good value in the international markets.

KVIC

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission is a statutory body that was established in 1956. The commission took over the works of the former All India Khadi and Village Industries Board. The main objectives of KVIC are as follows

  • To provide social employment.
  • To produce saleable articles.
  • To create self-reliance amongst the poor.

CCRT e-portal and YouTube Channel inaugurated

Union Minister of State for Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel, inaugurated an e-portal and a YouTube channel of Rashtriya Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) at an ‘Digital Bharat-Digital Sanskriti’ program being held at CCRT headquarters, in New Delhi. Union Minister will also release a book titled ‘Dewas Ki Sanskritik Parampara’ written by Jeevan Singh Thakur and published by CCRT.

Key Highlights

The CCRT e-portal and YouTube Channel (with support from Routes 2 Routes) was inaugurated with an aim to take India to a newer digital pinnacle and to promote Indian culture.

CCRT has also started publishing a books from the series- ‘Untold Tales of India’s Cities, in order to explore and understand unknown aspects of lesser-known places in India and their rural and semi-urban culture.

CCRT has also produced a documentary film called ‘Rahas’, with the objective that knowledge of different regional cultures provides understanding of Indian traditions. The program will have a brief presentation of film ‘Rahas’, which is based on Rasalila in Chhattisgarh.

About Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT)

It is autonomous organisation under Union Ministry of Culture. It was established in May 1979, to support cultural education in country.

With its establishment it took over Scheme-Propagation of Culture among College as well as School students, which was earlier being implemented by Delhi University since 1970.