The Narendra Modi-led NDA government’s ambitious project to make Khadi a ‘zero effect, zero-defect’ a global product can create 80 lakh jobs in 2016-17.
Under this project, the government has decided to power spinning wheels or Charkas using solar energy.
The field trial is being carried out in Khanwa village in Bihar. The project will also be extended to all villages covered under the ‘Adrash Gram Yojna’ in the next phase.
Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Giriraj Singh, said that the technology, at the experimental stage, has yielded Rs 6,000 to Rs 9,000 a month for every household involved in it. “With just 400 spinning wheels now, the village is earning around Rs 15 crore a month, with 1,000 such wheels, the income of the villagers will go up to Rs 30 crore. We will achieve this before 2016 ends,” Singh said
The ministry has estimated that solar power spinning wheels will be helpful in generating employment.
“Given the number of parliamentary constituencies and the villages under the Adarsh Gram Yojna, we shall be able to create 70 to 80 lakh jobs in 2016-17,” Singh said.
The wheels, which have been named as ‘Nano Spinning Mills’, will help in making Khadi ideological, economic and social viable option.
With an eye on creating jobs, the Modi government recently launched ‘Start-up India, Stand up India’ campaign to encourage nation’s entrepreneurial ambitions and create an ecosystem to support innovations.
The campaign, through which many norms have been relaxed for start-ups, will also help in generating jobs. “At the end of the day… it is about the power of entrepreneurship, how it can create lots of jobs and how there is a need to encourage our youngsters to create even more jobs,” said
Narayana Murthy, Infosys co-founder.
He added that startups attract a lot of finance and can create 3-4 times more jobs than listed companies. During 69th Independence Day speech, Modi had said
, “Each of the 1.25 lakh bank branches should encourage at least one Dalit or tribal entrepreneur and, at least, one woman entrepreneur.”
PM Modi with the delegates during the launch of Startup India
The government has earlier announced ‘Make In India’ project to make nation a global manufacturing hub. Under this, the government will improvise ease of doing business in India so as to increase the GDP, tax revenue and job opportunities.
According to government
, till now they received over Rs 1.10 lakh crore worth of proposals from various companies who wish to start manufacturing process in India. The government says that 100 million additional jobs would be created by 2022 in the manufacturing sector.