Bhawanipatna: Khadi and Village Industries Commission provided four sets of tamarind processing tools and equipment to four self-help-groups (SHGs) of Lanjigarh and T Rampur blocks in Kalahandi district on Friday.
Each set consists of a de-seeding machine, one screw pressing machine, one weighing machine, 10 hammers, 10 steel stools, two tarpaulins, among others.
The machineries were handed over to poor artisans at a function organised by KVIC State Office at PD, DRDA Office here.
Project Director of DRDA, Somesh Kumar Upadhyay, directed the district officials to identify entrepreneurs who could set up value added product units like tamarind lollypop, lozenges, jelly, chutni etc by availing the benefits from PMEGP and PMFME Schemes.
The function was attended by State Director, KVIC, Samir Kumar Mohanty; GM, DIC, Kalahandi, Deepak Kumar Agrawal; DPM,OLM, Prashant Mishra; LDM, Kalahandi, Dhruv Prasad Singh; Lanjigarh BDO Jitendra Mishra; TRampur BDO Shubhakant Nayak; Asst Director, KVIC, BN Panda; Deputy CEO,ORMAS, Kalahandi, GM Kerketa; BPM, T Rampur Soumya Mohapatra and master trainer Dushmanta Kumar Pradhan.