Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) have given the potters of villages in Himachal Pradesh, who were in drudgery, a better employment source by distributing electric potter wheels, said the commission.
According to a statement by KVIC, 40 potters from Hasol (Kangra district) and 20 each from Tikkar (district Bilaspur), Dhurkhadi and Sundarnagar (district Mandi) have been trained in different phases on Electric Potter Wheels and it has increased their income.
KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said, "We provided them Electric Potter Wheels, which will not only increase their annual income 3-4 times, but also save them from the bad consequences of heavy physical labour - earlier needed in traditional pottery."
A potter of Hasol village, Rajesh Kumar said that the initiative has given the potters an apparent sense of security.
It may be noted that KVIC has so far distributed more than 10,000 Electric Potter Wheels across the country from Leh-Ladakh regions to the remotest areas of Assam, the statement said.
It further said that the initiative has created jobs for over 45,000 potters.
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