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KVIC hands over 300 Bee-boxes in Malavalli District of Karnataka

Updated: Jan 19, 2023 11:28:36am

KVIC hands over 300 Bee-boxes in Malavalli District of Karnataka

Bengaluru, Jan 19 (KNN) The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman Manoj Kumar on Wednesday distributed 300 Bee-Boxes under the Honey Mission program in Malavalli district of Karnataka.


He also inaugurated the Electric Potter's Wheel training program for skill upgradation of people engaged in potter's work under Gramodyog Vikas Yojana. Around 40 trainees are participating at the ongoing training in Malavalli.

Addressing the occasion, Kumar opined that KVIC is playing crucial role in generating employment opportunities for youth, especially women in villages, and hilly-border areas through its various schemes and programmes in the endeavour of fulfilling the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Self-reliant India'.

The distribution of bee-boxes, machines and bee colony to the beneficiaries trained in beekeeping will play a significant role in creating new means of employment for the people of the district.

“In order to promote manufacturing enterprises, the maximum cost for setting up a unit under the manufacturing sector has also been increased by Government of India from Rs 25 lakhs to Rs 50 lakhs, this will encourage setting up new enterprises under the PMEGP scheme,” he added.

According to an official statement, KVIC in the last financial year has distributed 800 bee-boxes, equipments and bee colonies to 80 beekeepers under the “Honey Mission” program in the state of Karnataka.

In addition to that, the KVIC also distributed 100 electric wheels to potters under "Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana" and 201 tool kits to trained tannery-artisans under Leather Industry Programme.

Under the PMEGP scheme, 5864 units have been set up, through which employment opportunities were provided to 46,912 people and disbursement of about Rs 157.74 crore subsidy.

The KVIC chairman is on a four-day visit to Karnataka from January 18 to 21, 2023.  (KNN Bureau)


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