Use of E-Charkha and E-handloom in production of Khadi




Use of E-Charkha and E-handloom in production of Khadi

The number of spinners and weavers working to produce khadi clothes by hand in the country (As on 31.03.2014) are:
                                                                             (in lakh persons)
Spinners
8.56
weavers
1.41
Total
9.97

the number of spinners and weavers working in the States of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra (As on 31.03.2014) are:

State
Spinners
weavers
Total
Gujarat
   10243
4057
14300
Rajasthan 
16747
2797
19544
Maharashtra
811
295
1106

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has developed e-charkha, which has a dynamo and portable storage battery. While plying the charkha, the battery is energized to supply power of 4 watt which is used to light a LED lamp, listening transistor and charging of cell-phone. So far 1464 E-charkhas have been supplied to the khadi institutions. However, the Khadi Institutions and artisans did not favourably accept the same because of increased workload in spinning due to the attached dynamo.  E-handloom has not been developed so far.

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha here today.
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Scheme for promoting the MSME sector

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has been implementing various schemes and policies for development of micro, small and medium enterprises at all India level uniformly covering industrially backward and tribal region including Vidarbha region. The major schemes / programmes include Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Credit Guarantee Scheme, Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme(CLCSS), National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme, Cluster Development Programme, Marketing Development Assistance, Skill Development Programmes, International Cooperation Scheme etc. The funds allocated to Ministry of MSME during 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 are Rs.2700.00 crore, Rs.2835.00 crore, Rs.2977.00 crore and Rs.3327.00 crore respectively and the provision for allocation under Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) has been done for Rs.221.70 crore, Rs. 232.55 crore, Rs. 244.21 crore and Rs. 272.82 crore during the above period.

This Ministry has various marketing schemes viz. Marketing Development Assistance Programme, ISO, Technology and Quality Upgradation Support to MSME, Marketing Assistance Scheme, Marketing Development Assistance for Khadi and Market Promotion Programme, to get market for the products of MSME sector all over the country.

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha here today.
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Steps taken to promote export of Khadi products

The Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) have been implementing various schemes/programmes for the development of khadi through Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC). There has been significant growth in the production, sales and employment during preceding years. The production and sales of khadi during last three years are:


The main items exported under Khadi are Silk & Muslin, Ready Made Garments, Textile Based Handicraft and Charkha. The product-wise and country-wise export of khadi products during last three years is:



The Government, in order to boost export of khadi products, has given deemed ‘Export Promotion Council’ status to KVIC under which KVIC has already enlisted more than 900 exporters.  There is a provision of providing incentive in the form of 5% FOB value of direct export of khadi products. Besides, KVIC has also been focusing on quality participation in International Exhibitions and Buyer-Seller Meets abroad to tap new/emerging markets for khadi products. 

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha here today.
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Loans from Khadi Board and PMEGP

The Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has been implementing a credit-linked subsidy programme named Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) with Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) as nodal agency at the national level for generating employment in the country by setting up of micro-enterprises in the non-farm sector. At the State/Union Territories level, the scheme is implemented through field offices of KVIC, State/Union Territory Khadi and Village Industries Boards(KVIBs) and District Industries Centres (DICs) with the involvement of Banks.  State-wise Margin Money subsidy provided, number of project assisted and estimated employment generated under PMEGP during 2013-14 through State/Union Territory KVIBs is:



* including Daman & Diu
** including Dadra & Nagar Haveli


An easy process for availing the loan has already been adopted under PMEGP as individual project proposals under PMEGP are screened by the District Level Task Force Committees (DLTFCs) headed by the District Magistrate/ Collector and recommended to Banks for sanction. Application can also be submitted through online under PMEGP.

Margin Money subsidy has not been stopped on the projects for setting up of new units under PMEGP sponsored by the State/Union Territory KVIBs.


This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha here today.
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Budget for MSME Sector
The budget allocation (BE) to Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises for the current year is Rs. 3327 Crore.
The target for skill development for different sectors of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises for the current year is:
Sector
Persons to be trained
(in lakh)
KVIC
1.34
Coir
0.22
SME
4.94
Total
6.50

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha here today.


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