Odisha mulls WB help to boost textile, handicrafts sector

The Odisha state government has decided to seek support from the World Bank (WB) to develop its textile, handloom and handicrafts sector. A meeting of senior officials from both sides was held recently in Bhubaneswar to finalize a project to raise the income of the artisans and weavers by increasing domestic sale and exports and standardise design patterns. 

“No financial decision has been taken yet on the project. We expressed Odisha government’s keen interest and they also expressed theirs,” the state’s development commissioner R BalaKrishnan told media persons. 

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KVIC to set up 7-8 khadi centres in Meghalaya

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is planning to set up 7 to 8 khadi centres in the state of Meghalaya this year, said the organisation's chairman Vinay Kumar Saxena. Each centre's estimated cost is Rs 9 lakh and the annual production is likely to be around Rs 16 to Rs 17 lakh. They are also expected to provide employment to locals.

The chairman of KVIC added that state's khadi activities were not up to the mark. The required attention was not given to khadi in the last 20 years in spite of the fact that the industry has the potential to generate employment for the people..

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