Pottery: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

KVIC organizes 150 programmes to empower artisans

Published: October 2, 2020

On the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is to organize a series of 150 mega events. The events are to be held in north eastern states and other states such as Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat and West Bengal. These states ..

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KVIC revives Pokhran Potteries

Published: June 22, 2020

On June 21, 2020, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) in order to revive the pottery industry in Pokhran distributed 80 electric potter wheels. Highlights The KVIC distributed blunger machines as well apart from potter wheels. The machines are used to mix clay. These machines are capable of producing 800 kg of clay in ..

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ASI: Gottiporlu-a historic trade centre

Published: November 1, 2019

The Archaeological Survey of India has discovered the remains of huge settlement during its first phase of excavation at Gottiprolu near Naidupeta, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. It has uncovered a mass settlement that was surrounded by a massive brick enclosure Highlights The experts unearthed the Hindu god, Lord Vishnu sculptures and wide variety of pottery of ..

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KVIC’s initiatives to generate employment

Published: October 23, 2019

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) joined hands with the Goa Government to generate employment opportunities in Goa. They inaugurated a series of initiatives. The initiatives were all first of their kind. There were no spinning and weaving activities in Goa earlier. Highlights Electric potter wheels to 160 families were distributed New Model Spinning ..

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KVIC launches ‘Terracotta Grinder’ at Varanasi to reuse wasted pottery

Published: September 3, 2019

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched first ever ‘Terracotta Grinder’ at Sewapuri in Varanasi, Uttar Preadesh. This machine will grind the wasted and broken pottery items for re-using in pottery-making. About Terracotta Grinder It was designed by KVIC Chairman, Vinai Kumar Saxena. It was fabricated by a Rajkot-based engineering unit. Benefits: Earlier the wasted ..

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