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Punjab Khadi board offers Rs. 20 cr for village industries

PTI   Moga, June 01, 2014
First Published: 14:43 IST(1/6/2014) | Last Updated: 14:44 IST(1/6/2014)

The Punjab khadi and village industries board has announced incentives of Rs. 20 crore to rural unemployed youth for setting up khadi and village industries and will also provide necessary training to them.

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Punjab Khadi and Village Industries Board chairman Harjit Singh Grewal said, "The National Commission of Village and Khadi Board has decided to hold around 25 awareness training camps in rural areas in order to achieve the target of providing employment to 20,000 to 25,000 people."

The board has planned to make khadi and village industries more profitable by arranging its production and marketing, he said.

The board has also proposed to set up honey cluster soon so that honey production and marketing could be encouraged and made profitable, he added.

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