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Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) through Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) extends financial assistance to Khadi Institutions for construction of  Worksheds to Khadi artisans under ‽Workshed Scheme for Khadi Artisans”. The Scheme introduced in 2008-09 envisages providing sufficient space and congenial environment to artisans for smooth and fatigue free working leading to enhanced production and increased earning. The scheme is demand driven. The pattern of assistance under the scheme is as follows:

 

Component

Area / unit

Amount of assistance

Construction of Individual Workshed

20 Sq. mtrs.

Rs. 60,000/- or 75% of the cost of workshed (90% for NER), whichever is less.

Construction of Group Workshed (Min. 5 & Max. 15 artisans)

10 Sq. mtrs. per artisan

Rs. 40,000/- per artisan or 75% of the cost of workshed (90% for NER), whichever is less.

 

Number of Khadi Artisans benefitted under Workshed Scheme in the State of Andhra Pradesh during last four years and current year is as under:

 

Year

No. of Khadi Artisans benefitted in Andhra Pradesh

2015-16

50

2016-17

200

2017-18

113

2018-19

20

2019-20 (as on 31.1.2020)

118

 

This information was given by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.