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Hyderabad, April 28

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), has set a target of achieving Rs 400 crore in exports in the next five years, up from the present modest earnings of Rs 40 crore. The Commission is firming up several initiatives in this direction. The Centre's okay to set up a separate Export Promotion Council (EPC) for KVIC products has given a boost to these efforts, said Mr C. Chandran, its Chief Executive Officer. There is tremendous potential for the products made by rural artisans and India has a big range of interesting products that could be marketed globally, he told newspersons, after inaugurating an All India Technical Workshop and Exhibition on Rural Engineering Industry here on Friday. To provide common facility centres and infrastructure to the KVIs, around 100 clusters would be developed around the country.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated April 29, 2006)
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