New Delhi, Feb 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's adopted village, Jayapur in Varanasi, has got charkhas and looms under a pilot project for promotion of Khadi as 35 unemployed women there have shown interest in undergoing a month-long training in spinning and weaving work.
Khadi and village industries commission (KVIC) said that an Ahmadabad-based Charkha manufacture, Khadi Gramudyog Prayog Samiti, has last week supplied 25 charkhas and five looms in the village which falls in the parliamentary constituency of the Prime Minister.
KVIC Chairman VK Saxena in a statement said "this is a pilot project and after the success of this project, KVIC will set up a Unit of 200 Charkhas and 50 Looms in Jayapur which will give direct employment to 250 ladies and indirect employment to another 50 persons."
Saxena said KVIC is setting up a pilot project in the village as promised by him to the then woman Pradhan during his visit last December that spinning and weaving unit would be set up in three months to give employment to 30 young ladies of the village to begin with.
The woman Pradhan had provided the KVIC with a list of 35 women last month, who were interested in the training programme for operating the charkhas and looms, he said.
The statement said that these 25 Charkhas and 5 looms have been donated by National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL), an Ahmedabad-based NGO.