Activities

The activities of the Board are related to the production and marketing of Khadi and Village Industries products such as Khadi Cotton, Polyvastra, Silk, furniture, leather, soap etc. The Board promotes and monitors the Village Industries Co-Operatives and implements the scheme of the Government of India such as Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme.

The Board has been running the Khadi and Village Industries Departmental units. These units provide employment to rural artisans and women.

Khadi

Marketing Development Assistance

In order to sell the Khadi and Village Industries products 106 Khadi Kraft outlets are functioning under the control of the Board.

Special emphasis is given to pupularise the Khadi and Village Industries products by conducting Exhibition and special campaigns in rural areas.

Khadi and Village Industries Commission has introduced Marketing Development Assistance (MDA) scheme from the year 2010-11 as against the rebate on sale of Khadi. In this scheme, 20% financial assistance on production of Khadi is being allowed to Khadi institutions by Khadi and Village Industries Commission Out of which 2% will be given as incentive to Spinners / Weavers.

From 2012-2013, the State Government has also allowed 20% financial assistance on production of Khadi throughout the year as was allowed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission. Out of which 5% will be directly given as incentive / bonus to Spinners / Weavers in Khadi Industry and Weavers / reelers / dyers in Silk Industry and balance 15% will be utilized for giving discount to customers to increase the Khadi sales. Hence, the sales discount of 30% is being allowed to consumers for Khadi Cotton, Polyvastra and silk varieties along with the 15% financial assistance given by Khadi and Village Industries Commission.

Village Industries