SRINAGAR: Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (JKKVIB), Rashid Ahmed Qadri on Tuesday asserted that Mahatma Gandhi stressed more on the development of villages and always encouraged rural and micro industry, which is one of the important sectors in contributing towards generation of employment.
“J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board has established 48,209 units under various programmes, creating employment opportunities for 1,02,947 workers, thus producing Khadi and village industries products to the tune of Rs 1895 crores, annually,” Secretary said , adding in 2017-18, J&K KVIB received 14000 applications, an official handout read.
He said that J&K KVIB has been consistently performing for the welfare of the people and on the basis of its performance, it has been designated as Nodal Agency for National Scheduled Case Scheduled Tribe Hub.
Qadri was speaking at a function to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, here at Kashmir Haat on Tuesday.
Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, Rashid Ahmed Qadri along with FA&CAO, Ashraf Iqbal Haqla, DyCEO (KD), Muzaffar Allaqband lit the traditional lamp and paid floral tributes to the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, the handout read.