Performance Under Different Khadi & Village Industries
The Khadi programme mainly aims at providing employment to the poor rural artisans at their door step to improve their economic & social standard of living.
The Board till the end of 20012002 has extended financial assistance in favour of 44 cooperative societies and registered institutions for spinning of yarn and weaving of Khadi cloth. Khadi sector had thrived mainly because of high percentages of rebate allowed on sale of Khadi which was reimbursed by KVIC and State Government. Production and sale of Khadi cloth has received a great setback due to discontinuance of rebate.
Polyvastra is one of the most popular & employment oriented scheme under KVI programme which provides direct employment to 30 rural women in each unit throughout the year. But the programme suffered a major set back during last two to three years due to less purchase of yarn by the handloom weaver's cooperative society and irregular supply of slivers. Besides rebate scheme has been discontinued by the Govt.
The Board till the end of 20012002 has organised and financed 163 polyvastra cooperative societies as per old pattern of assistance and one cooperative society under Consortium Bank Credit Programme.
Tailoring, Hosiery & Readymade Garments:
By providing extensive training under TRYSEM mostly to the rural people below poverty line in tailoring & garment manufacturing & also supplying free tool kits, a large number of trained artisans are coming forward to avail loan from the Board to set up their units.
The Board till the end of 20012002 has released funds in favour of 337 Cooperative Societies as per KVIC's earlier approved pattern of assistance.
MINERAL BASED INDUSTRY
The Board with the objective to improve the economic conditions of the potters in general provides improved tools & equipment to produce fancy & decorative articles besides extending financial assistance.
515 Cooperative Societies have been financed as per earlier pattern of assistance where as 62 individuals have been financed under Consortium Bank Credit by the Board till end of 200102.
Low shrinkage, quick setting, water retentivity & strength are the unique inherent properties of lime. There is vast scope to manufacture lime from conch shell available near coastline. Assistance has been provided to 187 cooperative societies as per old pattern of assistance and 54 individuals under Consortium Bank Credit scheme by the Board till 200102 to set up lime making units.
AGRO BASED & FOOD INDUSTRY
Beekeeping activity is undertaken extensively in Hilly and Tribal areas in collaboration with I.T.D.A.s. The Board supplies bee boxes, colonies and extractors to the beneficiaries at subsidised rates. A number of Beekeeping centres have been promoted in tribal areas.
The Board has setup two Bee nurseries, one at Pattanaikia in the district of Puri and the other at Biswanaikani of Cuttack district to meet the requirement of Bee colonies.
The Board has also extended financial assistance to 133 Cooperative Societies as per old pattern of assistance and 01 individual under Consortium Bank Credit. Beekeeping supervisors of Orissa Khadi & Village Industries Board have been deployed to provide technical guidance to the beneficiaries.
PROCESSING OF CEREALS & PULSES INDUSTRY
The scheme under its diversification programme extends financial assistance to set up Dal Processing, Masala Grinding, Bakery, Papad, Poha & Murmura manufacturing units in the rural areas.
By the end of 20012002, the Board has extended financial assistance to 700 Coop. Societies as per old pattern of assistance & 78 Individuals, under Consortium Bank Credit.
Orissa Rajya Talgur Samabaya Sangha, an apex organisation receives financial assistance from the Board for implementation of Palmgur programme in the State through its primary Cooperative Societies. Financial assistance to the tune of Rs.570.00 lakhs has been provided to the Sangha till end of 200102.
Initially the traditional oil men were assisted by the board for extraction oil by bullock driven ghanies. Subsequently power driven ghanis developed by KVIC were supplied. But this industry is gradually loosing popularity due to low percentage of extraction of oil by power operated ghanies and comparatively high cost of production to that of available edible oil in the market. Assistance has been provided to 414 cooperative societies as per old pattern of assistance and 8 individuals under Consortium Bank Credit finance till 20012002
Gur & Khandasari:
The Board extends financial assistance in favour of Cooperative Societies to set up community Gur units besides extending financial assistance to the cultivators through Cooperatives for extraction of higher percentage of juice from sugar cane.
Assistance has been given to 24 Cooperative Societies as per the old pattern of assistance & 16 individuals under Consortium bank Credit till the end of 200102.
There is tremendous scope for promotion of Cottage Industries by utilising the natural fibres and grasses available plentily in Orissa such as Sisal, Jute, Banana, Coir, Sabai, Golden Grass etc.
The Board for the development of Fibre Industries extends finance to the scheduled caste & scheduled tribes through Cooperative Societies to improve their standard of living. Assistance has been provided to 359 Cooperatives as per old pattern of assistance and 07 Individuals under Consortium Bank Credit programme till end of 20012002.
Fruit Processing & Preservation:
There is scope for promotion of industries in processing & preservation of fruits locally available to make the product such as Jam, Jelly, Squash, Sauce, Pickles, etc. Assistance has been provided to 103 Cooperative Societies as per old pattern of assistance & 16 individuals under Consortium Bank Credit scheme till the end of 20012002.
Collection of Forest Plant & Herbs for Medicinal Purpose:
There is vast scope for collection of forest products, plant and herb for medicinal purpose. 39 Cooperative Societies have been financed as per old pattern of assistance and 02 individuals under Consortium Bank Credit Scheme till 20012002.
FOREST BASED INDUSTRY
Hand Made Paper:
The Khadi & V.I. Commission has included manufacture of paper cups & plates, exercise books & registers, envelope making, manufacturing of file covers & Papier Mache units under Hand made paper Industry besides setting up Handmade Paper Units. The Board has financed 115 Cooperative Societies as per old pattern of assistance & 18 individuals under Consortium Bank Credit Scheme till 20012002 including one hand made paper unit run by the Board.
The Board extended financial assistance to the trained artisans to set up Match & Agarbati Units in rural areas. Assistance has been provided to 128 Cooperative Societies as per old pattern of assistance including 01 departmental unit & 03 individuals under Consortium Bank Credit scheme by the Board.
Cane & Bamboo:
There are a large number of Cane & Bamboo artisans in the State. For economic development of those artisans, financial assistance is provided to strengthen their production capacity. Till end of 20012002 the Board has financed 385 Cooperative Societies as per old pattern of assistance and 05 individuals under Consortium Bank Credit scheme.
Gums & Resins:
The Board has extended financial assistance in favour of 19 Cooperative Societies as per old pattern of assistance till the end of the financial year 20012002.
POLYMER & CHEMICAL BASED INDUSTRY
There are some artisan clusters (Village Leather) in Orissa at Puri, Dasapalla, Baranga, Cuttack Town & Khariar. Besides cobblers are scattered throughout the State. In order to ensure economic development of such artisans mostly under below poverty line, assistance is provided by Khadi & Village Industries Commission. There is growing demand for fancy leather products with the increase of population and change in the fashion of the people. It is highly imperative to provide them design input and improved tools and equipments for their sustainable development.
The Board till the end of the year 20012002 has disbursed funds to 332 Cooperative Societies as per old pattern of assistance and 03 individuals under Consortium Bank Credit Scheme.
NonEdible Oil & Soap:
The basic objective of the scheme is collection of non edible oil seeds, production of Oil & utilisation of the same in soap manufacturing & thereby creating employment opportunities for tribal women & weaker section of the people.
Till end of 20012002 financial year, 159 Cooperative Societies have been financed as per old pattern of assistance including the departmental units of the Board and 02 individuals under Consortium Bank Credit Scheme.
ENGINEERING & NON-CONVENTIONAL ENERGY
Carpentry & Black smithy:
The twin Industries Carpentry & Black smithy play an important role in the Indian economy by catering the requirement of agriculture, construction and furnishing of buildings, supplying house hold utility and decorative items.
The Board has financed 441 Cooperative Societies as per old pattern of assistance and 32 individuals under Consortium Bank Credit scheme till 20012002.
Brass & Bellmetal:
This is an important craft activity having large number of artisans mainly concentrated in various craft pockets. For sustainable development of this craft, the Board, till the end of the financial year 20012002, has extended financial assistance to 73 Cooperative Societies as per old pattern of assistance and 08 individuals under Consortium Bank Credit scheme.
The scheme-wise details of Production/ Sale/ Employment under Cooperative fold for K&VI activities during last three years are furnished in Table4.2.
N.B. : PCPI : Processing of Cereals & Pulses Industry
PCBI : Polymer & Chemical Based Industry