The commission has so far disbursed nearly Rs 2.56 crore to fund the setting up of 223 companies between March and December 2005, according to KVIC director G Guruprasanna. Speaking to FE, Mr Guruprasanna said that under its rural employment generation programme, the commission had funded 24,747 projects creating an additional employment for 4,71,458 workers during 200-04. Ninety five per cent of the projects were sustainable, he added.
The commission is expecting its flagship marketing initiative, the yearly state level exhibition to generate revenues of Rs 8 crore this year, he added. The exhibition will be held in the city during early February.