Rural Business Hubs

The Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Dr. C.P.Joshi today informed the Rjya Sabha that the aim and objective of the Rural Business Hubs scheme is to usher in prosperity to the rural areas of the country by providing technical support and marketing linkages to rural products/producers, to promote rural industrialization, to diversify rural enterprises and to augment non-farm rural employment. It also aims at providing economic and social development in the rural areas, the entire process being mediated/facilitated by the empowered PRIs.

In reply to a written question the Minister said the RBH scheme works on 4-P (Public-Private-Panchayat-Partnership) and is applicable to all the BRGF districts (including those in Andhra Pradesh) and all the districts of the North Eastern Region.

According to the information available, Beaded charger and coasters, cushion cover, duvet cover, lumber cushion, throws, pillow cover have been exported to USA and New Zealand by M/s. Alacrity Exports, Jaipur, Carpets were exported to USA and Greece by Jaipur Rugs Foundation, Jaipur.

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