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KHADI (brand ambassador): Mahatma Gandhi
Khadi refers to handspun and hand-woven cloth
and the raw materials may be cotton, silk, or wool,
which are spun into threads.
Khadi was launched in 1920 as a political weapon
Swadeshi movement of Mahatma Gandhi.
Khadi is sourced from different parts of India like
Any industry located in a rural area which produces
any goods or renders any service with or without the
use of power and in which the fixed capital investment
per head of an artisan or a worker does not exceed
[one lakh rupees] or such other sum as may, by
notification in the Official Gazette, be specified from
time to time by the Central Government.
Relevance of Khadi and village industry
Both are labor intensive in nature and we are labor
Required little capital to set up.
Khadi and Village Industries Commission
KVIC is a statutory body
formed by the
Six zonal offices in
Mumbai and Guwahati.
want to reach every
household in rural area
To provide additional
employment of 37 lakhs
persons by the end of
Parent organization MoMSMEs
Minister of MSME Dinesh Patel
Chairperson Kumud Joshi
Staff Around 94 lacs
1935 – All India Village Industries Association was formed.
1946 – Government of Madras sought the advice of
Gandhiji and set up a department for Khadi.
1953 - Govt. of India set up All India Khadi & Village
Industries Board (AIKVIB)
1955 - It was decided that a statutory body should replace
1956 - Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act 1956,
1957 - Khadi and Village Industries Commission came
SOCIAL OBJECTIVE: Creating and providing employment
opportunities in Rural areas with focus on women and
other weaker sections of the society.
ECONOMIC OBJECTIVE: Making use of locally available
raw material and skill.
WIDEROBJECTIVE: Creating sense of self-reliance
among the rural people
PROMISE: Transparency, responsiveness and prompt
action on queries/request from the target group.
GUIDANCE, HELPANDCOMPLAINTS : Contact Public
Relation Officer at KVIC.
The KVIC has broadly re-grouped various village
industries underseven heads:
Agro Based and Food Processing Industry
(Fruit and Vegetable Processing, pulses
processing ,village oil etc)
Polymer and Chemical Based Industry (Soap
Industry, LeatherIndustry )
Forest Based Industry (Medicinal Plants
Industry, Bee Keeping Industry)
Mineral Based Industry (Lime)
Handmade Paper and Fiber Industry
(Handmade PaperIndustry, FiberIndustry)
Rural Engineering and Bio – Technology
Industry (Non – Conventional Energy ,
Function of KVIC
Planning, promotion, organization and implementation of
programs for the development of Khadi and other village
industries in the rural areas.
Training of persons employed or desirous of seeking
employment in Khadi and Village Industries.
To build up reserves of raw materials and supply them to
persons engaged or likely to be engaged in production of
handspun yarn or Khadi or Village Industries.
To provide financial assistance to institutions or persons
engaged in the development and operation of Khadi or Village
Studies of the problems of Khadi or Village Industries.
Performance & Statistics : Sales
Year (Rs. In Crores)
2000-2001 570.55 7384.55 7955.10
2004-2005 617.84 12487.35 13105.19
2005-2006 628.69 14647.33 15276.02
2006-2007 663.19 16899.21 17562.40
2007-2008 724.39 20819.09 21543.48
2008-2009 799.60 21948.59 22748.19
Scheme & program of the commission
Prime Ministers Employment Generation Program
Rajiv Gandhi Swavlamban RozgarYojna (RGSRY)
Rural Industry Service Centre (RISC)
Interest Subsidy Eligibility Certification Scheme
Implementation of schemes & program
State offices (29) ,
Societies(30,138) K&VI, Co-operative