Gramodyog Vikas Yojana

  1. Introduction
  2. Key points
  3. Significance

Introduction

Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has approved a programme for the benefit of artisans involved in manufacturing of Agarbatti under theGramodyog Vikas Yojana (As a pilot project).

Key points

  • Initially four Pilot Projects will be started, including one in North Eastern part of the country.
  • Each targeted cluster of artisans will be supported with about 50 Automatic Agarbatti making machines and 10 Mixing machines.
  • Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) will provide training, and assist artisans working in this area.

Significance

  • The programme aims to enhance the production of ‘Agarbatti’ in the country and create sustainable employment for the traditional Artisans, by providing them regular employment and increase in their wages.
  • This will give a boost to the domestic Agarbatti Industry in the country and will reduce imports of Agarbatti.