CM's initiative for promotion of Khadi workers

Jaipur, 04 July. The State Government has been taking decisions with commitment for promotion of Khadi and Khadi workers. Chief Minister Mr Ashok Gehlot has approved the draft of 'Khadi Workers Economic Incentive Scheme'. Along with this, he has also given financial approval of Rs 9 crore for extending assistance to the workers in the year 2022-23.

With this approval, over 20,000 Khadi workers of the state will get adequate remuneration. This will help improve their living conditions. Under this scheme, Khadi thread makers /weavers of the state will be provided additional incentive per gundi/per square meter in addition to the rates fixed by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission as per the cost chart. Apart from this, workers engaged in Khadi organisations / societies will also be able to get incentive per square meter on the items produced by such organisations / societies. An expenditure of Rs 36 lakh will be incurred for the manufacture of software, computer operators and other works including data entry.

The Khadi and Village Industries Board will invite applications from workers through Khadi Institutions / Committees. The incentive will be transferred directly in the bank account of the beneficiary. It is noteworthy that the Chief Minister had announced the implementation of 'Khadi Workers Economic Incentive Scheme' in the budget 2022-23 to provide adequate remuneration to the workers of the Khadi sector