KVIC ( Khadi and Village Industries Commission) to implement “Vocal for Local” Initiative issued Guidelines

“Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan” was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Around 20 Lakh crore rupees have been allocated under this scheme also PM Modi announced “Vocal for Local”

The main aim of this initiative is to encourage local produce. In this pandemic situation local products are the only products which are helping the people run their routine.

To boost the local production, the KVIC has decided that at least one unit each pertaining to manufacture of N95 masks, ventilators or its accessories, PPE kits for medical staff, liquid hand wash, thermal scanner and agarbatti and soap will be set up in each district. This is in order to meet the growing demand due to prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country.

KVIC has issued guidelines to implement this flagship initiative under Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme.

According to the revised guidelines the implementing agencies, at the time of scrutiny, must ensure that the applicant has secured atleast 60 marks out of 100 in the score card. Similarly, technical feasibility like availability of raw materials, manpower, access to transport and electricity must be examined so as to reduce rejections at the bank level. The agencies will also examine the market study, assessment of demand of the proposed product. The agencies will ensure that the proposals falls under the selected banks jurisdiction to avoid rejection on that ground.

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