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[pib] Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana (KSY)


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana (KSY)

Mains level: Welfare schemes for various vulnerable sections of population

The Centre has distributed 100 electric potter wheels to 100 trained artisans under the KSY.

Try this question from CSP 2018:

Q. Consider the following provisions under the Directive Principles of State Policy as enshrined in the Constitution of India:

  1. Securing for citizens of India a uniform civil code.
  2. Organising village panchayats.
  3. Promoting cottage industries in rural areas.
  4. Securing for all the workers reasonable leisure and Cultural opportunities.

Which of the above are the Gandhian Principles that are reflected in the DPSP?

(a) 1, 2 and 4

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana

  • KSY is an initiative of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) for the empowerment of potters’ community in the remotest of locations in the country.
  • It reaches out to the potters in U.P., M.P., Maharashtra, J&K, Haryana, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Assam, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Telangana and Bihar.

Benefits provided

This program provides the following support to potters.

  • Training for advanced pottery products
  • Latest, new technology pottery equipment like the electric Chaak
  • Market linkages and visibility through KVIC exhibitions

Back2Basics: KVIC

  • The KVIC is a statutory body formed in April 1957 under the ‘Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act of 1956’.
  • It is an apex organisation under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, with regard to khadi and village industries within India.
  • It seeks to plan, promote, facilitate, organise and assist in the establishment and development of khadi and village industries in the rural areas.
  • Its head office is in Mumbai, whereas its six zonal offices in Delhi, Bhopal, Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai and Guwahati.

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