500 charkhas spin tales of economic freedom for 500 Punjab women villagers

18th Oct 2016
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Pime Minister Narendra Modi will distribute 500 traditional wooden charkhas (spinning wheel) to women spinners belonging to the five Khadi local institutions in Ludhiana today.

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Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) said that following in the footsteps of late Congress leader K Kamaraj, "Modi would distribute 500 traditional wooden charkhas to 500 women spinners."

KVIC Chairman V K Saxena said that the women spinners have been selected from different areas of Punjab.

"Five hundred charkhas will create 500 direct employment at the doorstep of these villagers," Saxena said in a statement. In Tamil Nadu in 1945, freedom fighter K Kamaraj donated 500 traditional charkhas to the local women spinners on the occasion of a spinning mela, he added.

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), in its proposal to the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), has proposed to launch its online portal from next month. Considering the phenomenal sale e-commerce majors like Flipkart, Amazon India, Snapdeal, and Shopclues had during this festival season, with a large proportion of it coming from the smaller cities and town of India, these forums are considered.


Also readFlipkart, Amazon success spurs KVIC to launch online khadi portal


Modi, who was at the BRICS summit, will present the national MSME awards to 225 industrialists at Ludhiana, Punjab, this afternoon. He is also launching the national SC/ST hub and zero effect on environment scheme for MSME sector at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. This is the first time the annual award ceremony is being held in Punjab.

The hub scheme was announced in Union Budget. This hub is being set up under the Prime Minister's Employment Generation scheme. The Prime Minister will also visit an industrial exhibition in the city.

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