Karnataka being one of the most successful states, Odisha Board President accompanied by the OK&VIB Secretary Sr. Remish Kerketta visited the South Indian state in a mission mode to seek long term co-operation from Karnataka Khadi & Village Industries Board in knowledge & technology transfer, sharing of advance know-how, introduction and implementation of employment generation village industries schemes, revival & growth of Khadi institutions, production and marketing of cotton and silk Khadi and creation of extension employment opportunities for unemployed youth and SHG women.
Sri. Parida had a round table meeting with his Karnataka counterpart Sri. Laxmanrao A. Chingale on 31st January 2015, besides OK&VIB Secretary Sri. Kerketta, Karnataka KVIB CEO Sri. H.V, Raghavam and senior officers of Karnataka Board took part in the deliberation.
The Karnataka KVIB has assured to provide all possible co-operations to Odisha Board for development Khadi & Village Industries in Odisha especially in tribal dominated and Maoist affected districts, Sri. Parida states recalling gratefully how the Karnataka Board had sent 3 truck full of Khadi cloths to Odisha in 1999 for the super cyclone stricken people of the state.
Sri. Parida during his visit had a meeting with members and office bearers of Odisha Culture Association formed by eminent Odias residing at Bangaluru headed by Susan Mahapatra, DGP, Karnataka. The Odisha Board President called upon them to extend co-operation in providing entrepreneurship and skill development training to unemployed Odia tribal youth, women, in tribal dominated Maoist affected districts of south, west and north Odisha, he said to them that very soon OK&VIB would hold consultation campaigns to which eminent non-resident Odia economists, Information Technology and Management professional, Academicians and Scribes would be invited.
Board President and Secretary also visited the National Level Exhibition at Freedom Park, Bangaluru on 31 January 2015. Entrepreneur from different states have been invited to the National Level Khadi & Village Industries Exhibition to be organized in Bhubaneswar in the last week of February 2015, which will be first ever National Level Khadi Exhibition in Odisha.