Guwahati, May 9 (IANS): Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Monday that as part of the promotion of Khadi and village industries, products from these industries would be made available in 107 paramilitary canteens. Noting that he is very happy that personnel of the paramilitary forces will soon get these products in all canteens, Shah said that the Khadi Village Industries Board is not only working for rural development but also providing jobs for unemployed people.
Addressing a rally in Tamulpur, western Assam, he said the solution to the unemployment problem lay in the activities of the Khadi Village Industries Board. “I am happy that after Narendra Modi became Prime Minister, the turnover of Khadi Village Industries Board increased by about 250% and its total turnover exceeded Rs one lakh crore. If the KVIB generates a turnover of Rs one lakh crore, then crores of people will get jobs,” he pointed out.
The minister said that Bodoland and Assam are very suitable areas for the Honey Mission. “With this in mind, KVIB should try to increase the income of farmers in Bodo by connecting them to the Honey Mission. Bodoland is very suitable in many areas, including the honey mission, making agarbatti , agro-based processing units, paper industry, shoe design, wood and furniture,” he added.
Shah said if the KVIB takes Bodoland on a mission, then the Bodo youths, who have been troubled by bloodshed for a long time, will get jobs.
He said that Khadi is a mantra to fulfill the Swadeshi mantra given by Gandhi ji and the dreams of a self-reliant India of Shri Narendra Modi.
Shah arrived in Guwahati late Sunday evening and will attend at least eight different events on Monday and Tuesday.
Accompanied by BSF officials, he previously reviewed the situation along the Assam-Bangladesh border in the Mankachar area of western Assam and held talks with senior officials from the BSF.
He also interacted with the villagers, who had gathered in large numbers in the area.