Advisor Skandan stresses upon improving artisans’ earning capacity

Advisor Skandan stresses upon improving artisans’ earning capacity

Reviews performance of KVIB

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, K Skandan on Thursday stressed upon the need of harmonised efforts among various stakeholders to improve the earning capacity of artisans associated with KVIB.
Skandan was speaking while reviewing the performance of Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) in a meeting here.
Vice Chairperson KVIB, Hina Shafi Bhat and other senior officers of KVIB attended the meeting, an official release read.
While applauding the performance of the board under different employment generation programmes, the advisor who is also Chairman KVIB said that the working of board could be made a case study for other departments.
Taking a keen interest in newly launched Jammu and Kashmir Rural Employment Generation Programme (JKREGP), the advisor suggested that the programme should be open for all, irrespective of educational background.
“JKREGP is an exceptional scheme, but there should not be any educational barrier and cost of project should be based on potential of the industrial unit, instead of qualification of the applicant,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, KVIB vice chairperson laid thrust on the honey production and said that J&K had the potential to produce best quality honey. She said, “As hand-holding support to the people associated with this trade, the board will explore markets outside the state, particularly by selling honey and other products to Khadi and Village Industries Boards of other states.”
Regarding Scheme of Funds for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) programme, the vice-chairperson stressed upon e-commerce facility for the artisans. She said the board could play a pioneering role in internationalising traditional industry of the state by displaying products on websites, “thus giving an identity to the artisans and their products”, the release added.