SRINAGAR: Minister of Industries and Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga Friday said that the production of Khadi and Village Industries Sector has touched Rs 833 crore in the year 2014-15 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking at a function organised by KVIB on Gandhi Jayanti, the Minister said Jammu and Kashmir Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVIB) has financed 44,729 units thereby generating employment opportunities for 84,814 persons in the State.
He said more than 90 Khadi institutions are working in the state which provide direct employment to thousands of artisans and produce Khadi goods worth Rs 59 crores.
He said the present Coalition Government is keen to develop KVIB in the state.
Chairman, KVI Federation, Mushtaq Ahmed Qureshi highlighted the charter of demands before the Minister including seeking 10 percent additional subsidy to the state at par with the other states of the country.
Secretary, Khadi Village and Industries Board, Mir Afroz, Director, KVIC, Director, Handicraft, Chairman, Joint Director, KVIB, senior officers of KVIB, a large number of artisans and officials of KVIB also present on the occasion.