In a bid to help families of farmers who have committed suicide owing to debt in recent days in Mysuru, Mandya and Chamarajnagar districts, the Karnataka Small Scale industries Association (KASSIA) in association with Mysuru Chambers of Commerce and Industries has decided to provide Rs 20,000 for 40 families. The amount will be issued directly to wives of farmers who took the extreme step during the Raitha Sanjeevini Programme which will be held at 11 am on April 24.
The programme is being organised as part of Agro-Tech exhibition which is being held at Maharaja’s College Ground from April 22.
Minister for Energy D K Shivakumar will inaugurate the event at 11 am on April 24, where Chamarajanagar Constituency MP Dhruvanarayan, Mayor B L Bhyrappa, KFCCI President Thallam R Dwarakanath, Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya, Public TV Managing Director H R Ranganath, and others will take part.
Speaking to mediapersons on Saturday, KASSIA President V K Deekshith said that the Raitha Sanjeevini Programme is a great opportunity for farmers and small scale industries where tools, machineries are made available at affordable costs under one roof.
As part of the event, 40 progressive farmers will be felicitated and also prizes will be awarded for best stalls at the Agro-Tech exhibition.
KASSIA General Secretary K B Arasappa, MCCI President A Shathish, KASSIA Joint Secretary M G Rajagopal, members of the association Umashankar, Manjunath were present during press meet.
Free job-oriented courses for children of farmers
KASSIA in association with Mysore Chamber of Commerce is planning to provide free job -oriented courses for children of farmers. Whereas candidates who have completed SSLC, PUC and degree can make better use of the courses for securing jobs in various industries in the state. In Mysuru district alone there are about 20,000 industries including small scale industries, of which 1,500 units are medium-scale industries.