REASI: A 3-day sale-cum-exhibition of Khadi & Village Industries products manufactured by the entrepreneurs of Jammu and Kashmir Khadi & Village Industries Board (JKKVIB) was organised at Katra on Thursday.
The exhibition-cum-sale was inaugurated by Secretary/Chief Executive Officer KVIB, Rashid Ahmed Qadri in presence of Financial Advisor-Ashraf Haqla, Tehsildar Katra-Mohit Raina, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Jammu-Pawan Gupta, Board members including Usha Rani Slathia, Parveen Khan, district officers and other functionaries also participated in the exhibition.
CEO KVIB informed that these events are being organised to make genuine Khadi and Village Industries products available to buyers. He said that similar programmes would be organised in future also, read a handout.
“We always wanted to provide an opportunity to the entrepreneurs of the local area to showcase their products at single platform and today’s (Thursday’s) exhibition is testimony to our achievement,” said secretary, adding that PMEGP among other schemes is very popular in J&K.
He also emphasised upon the people to avail benefits under KVIB to further generate more employment in the area.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Jammu elaborated in detail the aim for organising the exhibition. He informed that the exhibition was organised to showcase village industry products, besides providing knowhow to domestic as well as foreign tourists visiting Katra about the heritage craft and craftsmanship of the state, especially Jammu.
At least 17 stalls of different items were set up by the Khadi Village & Industries Board, it read.