Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Govt approves Workshed Scheme for Khadi Artisans
Govt approves Workshed Scheme for Khadi Artisans
06
Jun '08
The Government has approved a new Central Sector Plan Scheme called 'Workshed Scheme for Khadi Artisans' (WSKA) for implementation w.e.f. 27th May 2008 through the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) in an attempt to facilitate the development of khadi spinners and weavers essentially belonging to BPL category by providing them financial assistance for construction of worksheds, on a pilot basis.

This was revealed by the Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Mahabir Prasad. He said, a growing need was being felt to facilitate and empower khadi spinners and weavers to chart out a sustainable path for growth, income generation and better work environment so that they are able to have a right working atmosphere and better ambiance to enable them to carry out their spinning and weaving work efficiently.

Shri Prasad further stated that this scheme would be implemented during the XI Plan (2008-09 to 2011-12). More than 38,000 worksheds are proposed to be constructed at a total cost of Rs.127 crore approximately, involving financial assistance of Rs. 95 crore as grants to KVIC from Government of India's budgetary sources.

Financial Assistance for construction of worksheds will be provided to those khadi artisans who belong to BPL category through the khadi institutions with which these khadi artisans are associated and the quantum of assistance will be as under:

Click here to view more:

The additional requirements of funds over and above the financial assistance provided by the Government of India, to meet the cost of Workshed could be contributed by Khadi Institutions without insisting on any contribution from the beneficiaries, Shri Prasad explained.

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Applied DNA Sciences

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Feb 2017

SigNatureT DNA can help prevent apparel counterfeiting

SigNatureT DNA is forensic molecular tag by Applied DNA Sciences...

Textiles | On 24th Feb 2017

Pakistan's textile exports down 1.54% in July-Jan FY17

The value of textile and garment exports made by Pakistan decreased...

Courtesy: The Irish News/Christian Cowan (Google)

Fashion | On 24th Feb 2017

Google & Christian Cowan create 'really blue' jeans

Google has partnered with British fashion designer Christian Cowan to ...

Interviews View All

Sonia Agarwal
Whitenife

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

‘GOTS is a very efficient supply chain management tool, especially for...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search