Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the following: (a) 8 different schemes of Khadi & Village Industries are now merged under two heads i.e. ‘Khadi Vikas Yojana’ and ‘Gramodyog Vikas Yojana’. (b) Khadi Vikas Yojana includes Market Promotion & Development Assistance (MPDA), Interest Subsidy Eligibility Certificate (ISEC) , Strengthening Weak Infrastructure , Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana and Khadi grant.(c) To bring in a new component of ‘Rozgar Yukt Gaon’ to introduce enterprise-based operation in the Khadi sector and to create employment opportunities.
The Market Promotion and Development Assistance Scheme (MPDA) was launched as a unified scheme by merging different schemes implemented by the Khadi sector including publicity, marketing, market promotion, and marketing development assistance.The overall objective of the scheme is to ensure increased earnings for artisans.
Rozgar Yukta Gaon (RYG) aims at introducing an ‘Enterprise-led Business Model’ in place of ‘Subsidy-led model’ through a partnership among 3 stakeholders- Khadi Reform and Development Programme (KRDP)-assisted Khadi Institution, Artisans and Business Partner.