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Khadi Workers Economic Incentive Scheme

  • 05 Jul 2022
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Why in News?

On July 4, 2022, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot approved the draft of 'Khadi Workers Economic Incentive Scheme' to promote Khadi and encourage Khadi workers.

Key Points

  • He has also sanctioned a financial sanction of Rs.9 crore for financial assistance to the workers in the year 2022-23.
  • With this approval, about 20,000 khadi workers of the state will get adequate remuneration. This will improve their livelihood.
  • Under the scheme, additional incentives in the form of per square meter will be provided to khadi weavers of the State in addition to the rates fixed by khadi and village industries commission as per the cost chart. In addition, the workers working in the Khadi Institutions/Societies will also be able to get incentives per square meter on the items produced by the Khadi Institution/Societies.
  • The scheme will cost Rs.36 lakh for construction of software, computer operators and data entry among other works.
  • In the scheme, applications of workers will be invited by khadi and village industries board through khadi institutions/committees. The incentive amount will be made available directly to the bank account to the workers.
  • It may be mentioned that the Chief Minister in the Budget 2022-23 had announced the implementation of 'Khadi Workers Economic Incentive Scheme' to provide adequate remuneration to the workers of khadi sector such as weavers and workers.
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