GRAMODYOG VIKAS YOJANA
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Context: As part of the Gramodyog Vikas Yojana, a distribution ceremony was held in Bhubaneshwar (Odisha), where the Chairman of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, handed over tool-kits and machineries to artisans. The beneficiaries included 100 potters who received Electric Wheels, 75 Leather Artisans who got Footwear Toolkits and 60 artisans who were given Paper Massey Machines.
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KHADI VILLAGE INDUSTRIES COMMISSION: https://www.iasgyan.in/daily-current-affairs/khadi-village-industries-commission
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