Millennium Post Delhi|January 16, 2020
On December 17, 2019, Union Minister for MSME Nitin Gadkari launched the sale of ‘Khadi Rumal’ being stitched by militancy affected women of Jammu and Kashmir, at Nagrota near Jammu, a center established by Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC), to provide employment to local women.
Touched with the scheme of KVIC, in his inaugural address, Gadkari requested the Chairman KVIC, VK Saxena to increase the stitching charges of Khadi Rumal from Rs 2 per piece to Rs 3 per piece to increase their income.
Taking cognizance of the suggestions of the Minister, KVIC Chairman VK Saxena in a record time approved the enhancement of wages from Rs 2 to Rs 3 per piece w.e.f. January 1, 2020.
Quite noticeably, each women artisan at Nagrota used to earn around Rs 170 – Rs 200 stitching 85-90 Khadi rumals on an average working 4 hours per day.
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January 16, 2020