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Glass beads cluster scheme launched

Post Time:Feb 13,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:357

VARANASI: The glass beads cluster scheme, approved by the Central government, was launched in the premises of the Banaras Beads Ltd (BBL) on last Thursday.

Addressing the launch, joint director (industry) VB Vahan said the Central and state governments were interested in the welfare of the poor artisans. Efforts would be made to ensure benefits of the scheme to all artisans of glass beads.

Around 250 glass beads artisans were present at the launch function. They were apprised of the terms and conditions of the scheme. BBL managing director Ashok Gupta said any artisan could join the cluster as a shareholder. So far, 38 artisans have applied for it.

Source: The Times of IndiaAuthor: shangyi

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