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Government of India
Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises
31-August-2012 17:27 IST
Khadi and Village Industries Commission
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

 

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has been implementing a number of schemes for the holistic development of khadi and village industries (KVI) sector in the country, which include: (i) ‘Product Development, Design Intervention and Packaging (PRODIP)’, (ii) ‘Market Development Assistance (MDA)’, (iii) ‘Strengthening Infrastructure of Existing Weak Khadi Institutions and Assistance for Marketing Infrastructure’, (iv) ‘Scheme for Enhancing Productivity & Competitiveness of Khadi Industry and Artisans’, (v) ‘Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI)’ and (vi) ‘Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)’.

 

Government has set up Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Rural Industrialization for research, design and extension activities in the rural industrial sector. KVIC has developed a network of technical institutions of national repute to conduct pilot trials of emerging technologies for the benefit of the KVI sector.

 

KVIC is a non-profit organization and plays a facilitative role in marketing of KVI products.  It has 10 sales outlets of its own. The value of sales made through the KVIC’s sales outlets during last three years and current year are:

 

Sales made through Sales Outlets/Khadi Gramodyog Bhavans of KVIC

 

Sr. No.

Sales Outlets / Khadi Gramodyog Bhavans (KGBs) of KVIC

 

2009-10

 

2010-11

 

2011-12

 

 

2012-13*

      1.

KGB New Delhi

2687.02

2512.97

2708.13

344.19

2.

Gramshilpa New Delhi

178.54

146.95

79.75

-

3.

KGB Ernakulam

297.19

324.76

474.62

33.60

4.

KGB Patna

73.21

94.51

105.81

10.48

5.

KGB Kolkata

625.64

395.20

474.65

68.57

6.

KGB Mumbai

531.34

486.53

552.04

17.55

7.

KGB Goa

38.60

65.57

38.92

2.49

8.

KGB Bhopal

37.11

42.95

54.67

9.14

9.

KGB Agartala

21.40

4.80

3.57

-

10.

KGB Jodhpur

-

-

0.33

-

      * upto 30.06.2012         

 

KVIC, with assistance from Asian Development Bank, has been implementing a comprehensive Khadi Reform and Development Programme (KRDP) which includes a comprehensive reform plan for 300 khadi institutions as also re-vitalization of the marketing infrastructure and programmes.

 

A distinct identity for khadi, ‘Khadi Mark’, has been envisaged to guarantee the genuineness of khadi.  

 

This information was given by the Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Vayalar Ravi in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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