More than 5 lakh families got employment from village industry: Rudrakumar

Central Chronicle News
Raipur, Mar 03: Public Health Engineering and Village Industries Minister Guru Rudrakumar visited the exhibition of Chhattisgarh Khadi and Village Industries Board in Chhattisgarh Haat Bazar located at Pandri. Village Industries Minister Guru Rudrakumar said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, providing employment to the villagers and connecting them with self-employment is our top priority for which every effort is being made. It is our achievement to provide employment to more than five lakh families by all units of the Department of Village Industries, even in the odd circumstances of the corona transition period. He said that increasing attraction of people towards the exhibition is a proof of the success of such events. The activities related to employment generation are being carried out by the board in the direction of promotion of Swadeshi, rural economy, women empowerment and strengthening, it is commendable for this including. Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Board Mr. Rajendra Tiwari and Managing Director Mr. Rajesh Singh Rana and their team deserves congratulations. On the occasion, Chairman of Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation Mr. Girish Dewangan and President of State Food and Civil Supplies Corporation Mr. Ram Gopal Agrawal also appreciated in their address all the ambitious scheme operated in the state and said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel all efforts were done to preserve the festivals and traditions art-culture of Chhattisgarh . On this occasion, Village Industries Minister Guru Rudrakumar felicitated the women self-help groups associated with Chhattisgarh Khadi and Village Industries Board by presenting them with a citation and momento. It is worth mentioning that in this 15-day exhibition running till March 8, offers a discount of 30 percent on the purchase of Khadi textiles and 10 percent discount is given on the purchase of village industry manufactured materials. Managing Director of Chhattisgarh Khadi and Village Industries Board, Mr. Rajesh Singh Rana informed that Chhattisgarh folk cultural program is being organized by the Culture Department every evening in the exhibition. He said that so far more than 38 lakh income has been given to the craftsmen. In the cultural program, local models also cat walk traditional Khadi garments on the ramp. 10 lucky draw winners were awarded with tickets of the jungle safari. On this occasion, S.S.Tribhuvan, Advisor to Khadi and Village Industries, General Manager of Handicrafts Development Board, Mr. Shankar Lal Dhurve, Mr. Anup Pratap Ekka of Khadi Board, Mr. J.S Markam and a large number of people, including departmental officers including were present.

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