Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on February 19, distributed 1,000 Electric Potter Wheels along with other pottery equipments among the potters at Varanasi.Creating positive impact on the lives of artisans, among whom the Prime Minister had earlier distributed 260 Electric Potter Wheels along with Blungers and Pug-mills. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), under its Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana, has identified another 1,000 potters in Varanasi for distributing Electric Potter Wheels, Pug-Mills, and Blungers. Training of those 1,000 has already been completed. These 1,000 Electric Potter wheels, 100 Pug-Mills, and 100 Blungers will create 4,800 direct employments in Varanasi region as each machine provides direct jobs to four persons. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfKVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said it is a matter of pride for KVIC that the Prime Minister has distributed its Electric Potter Wheels, Blungers and Pug-Mills for the second time. “The Electric Potter Wheels had appeared as major game-changer for the lives of Kumhar community. Since Varanasi and surrounding areas have a significant number of Kumhar people, the demand for more Electric Potter Wheels have come in a big way after its distribution,” he said, adding, “We had requested the Railways to make use of these products mandatory at Varanasi and Raebareilly Railway Stations. Accepting the request, The Railways issued the orders on January 16.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIt may be noted that KVIC, for the first time, has reached the remotest areas of Leh / Ladakh, to create employment opportunities in that region, which was so far, cut-off from the main land of the nation. “These Electric Potter Wheels have not only revived the pottery industry from extinction but also has created a big ray of hope for the further generation of employment. We have identified the artisans for pottery with the help of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) in the villages like Likhit, Saspole and Matho etc. of Leh region, which will create direct employment for 720 people. We have set a target of distributing another 10,000 Electric Potter Wheels with 1,000 Pug-Mills and 1,000 Blungers by March 31 this year,” the KVIC Chairman added.