Gadkari launches 'Khadi Rumal' stitched by militancy affected women of J&K

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on December 17, 2019 Published on December 17, 2019

In a bid to create employment opportunities for the women of militancy affected families of Jammu and Kashmir, the Minister for Micro, Small  and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Nitin Gadkari here on Tuesday launched sale of 'Khadi Rumal'  stitched by the women of Nagrota town in J&K.

"Our aim is to provide employment to the women in the terrorist affected areas," said  Gadkari.

If people living in the rural areas are provided job opportunities then they would not need leave their homes in search of jobs, he added.

Gadkari at the event also annnouced 50 per cent increase in the remuneration of women workers to Rs 3 per piece from Rs 2 per piece presently.

The turnover of the village industries in the country is Rs 75000 crore and by March 2020, the aim is to increase this turover by Rs 1,00,000 crore, Gadkari added.

At the event, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) also signed an agreement with Paytm to facilitate the sale of 2 crore pieces of Rumals through their portal.

A 'Rumal' costs Rs 50, and in the initial phase, the plan is to do production of 5 crores such Rumals.

Published on December 17, 2019
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