The Himachal Pradesh Khadi and Village Industries Board has proposed projects worth Rs. 2324.30 lakh for finance by different banks under the Prime Minister Employment Creation Programme (Pradhan Manti Rojgar Srijan Karyakarm) during the current financial year. This was disclosed in the 214th meeting of Himachal Pradesh Khadi and Village Industries Board held here today under the Chairmanship of Industries Minister Shri Mukesh Agnihotri.Speaking on the occasion Shri Agnihotri said that the Board has proposed projects worth Rs. 2324.30 lakh to 349 beneficiaries for financing through different banks under the programme. He said that out of this amount the Board has provided Rs. 707.45 lakh as margin money grant to the beneficiaries. He said that after operation these units would provide employment to over 2200 people. He said that till date the banks has sanctioned 117 projects for which the Board has provided Rs. 195.80 lakh as margin money to 105 beneficiaries.
Industries Minister said that the Board has organised one state level and four district level exhibitions in the State for effectively promoting its products. He said that a state level exhibition would be held at Mandi during the International Shivratri Festival. Chief Executive Officer Himachal Pradesh Khadi and Village Industries Board Shri K.C. Gaur welcomed the Minister on the occasion and conducted the proceeding of the meeting. Non official members of Board of Director of the Board gave their valuable suggestion on the occasion.Director Industries Shri Rajender Singh, Special Secretary Finance Shri Rajesh Sharma and other Senior Officers attended the meeting.