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Promoting Khadi: 4 lakh artisans to benefit from KVIC’s plan to set up 800 SFURTI clusters

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

A National level workshop on revamped SFURTI (Scheme of fund for regeneration of traditional industries) was organized by Khadi and Village Industries Commission in New Delhi today. The workshop was organised to promote traditional industries and create employment in rural areas and prepare action plan to ensure successful interaction and create platform for the exchange of ideas on cluster developments.

Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister, Ministry of MSME in his key note address announced that during this 5 year plan 800 SFURTI clusters will be set up which will a great boost to the khadi and village industries. During the last five decades, KVIC has been promoting millions of traditional rural artisans and entrepreneurs of the country and is providing employment opportunities, the Minister said.

The Minister stated that modernization of Khadi and village industries is the key to create more job opportunities at the rural and grass root level without affecting the environment. He further stated that this new phenomenon would enhance sustainable opportunities in this field.

A total number of  51642  Artisans have been covered under the SFURTI cluster, out of which 55% are women artisans. The Target for the revamped SFURTI Clusters under 12th five Year Plan is to set up 800 Clusters  with an outlay of Rs 850 crore which will cover 4 lakh artisans across the country.

Assistance from Multilateral Development Bank is also to be leverage to extend support under SFURTI Programme.

 

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New Delhi’s IGI Airport Introduces ‘Express’ Security Check-In Facility at Terminal 2

his facility will significantly reduce the load on the main security check-in area by diverting passengers carrying only hand baggage towards 'Express Lane'

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Accordingly, DIAL in collaboration with CISF, introduced the new security facility, which will enable domestic passengers travelling without check-in baggage to head straight towards the boarding area. Pixabay

To provide hassle-free check-in to domestic passengers, the GMR-led Delhi International Airport (DIAL), the company which operates New Delhi’s IGI Airport, on Friday introduced an ‘Express’ security check-in facility at Terminal 2.

Accordingly, DIAL in collaboration with CISF, introduced the new security facility, which will enable domestic passengers travelling without check-in baggage to head straight towards the boarding area without getting into the check-in area.

“This facility will significantly reduce the load on the main security check-in area by diverting passengers carrying only hand baggage towards ‘Express Lane’,” DIAL said in a statement.

“It will ensure fast and seamless flow of the domestic passengers travelling without any check-in baggage.”

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To provide hassle-free check-in to domestic passengers, the GMR-led Delhi International Airport (DIAL), the company which operates New Delhi’s IGI Airport. Pixabay

Additionally, Delhi airport has earmarked a dedicated space at terminal entry point of departure level for the new Express Check-in facility.

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Currently, Delhi airport’s Terminal 2 handles about 45,000 domestic passengers daily of which, more than 13,000 passengers travel without any check-in baggage. (IANS)