Khadi and Village Industries Commission

Khadi And Village Industries Commission

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The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is a statutory body formed by the Government of India, under the Act of Parliament, 'Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act of 1956'. It is an apex organization under Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Govt. of India), with regard to khadi and village industries within India, which seeks to - "plan, promote, facilitate, organise and assist in the establishment and development of khadi and village industries in the rural areas in coordination with other agencies engaged in rural development wherever necessary."

Its head office is based in Mumbai, with its six zonal offices in Delhi, Bhopal, Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai and Guwahati. Other than its zonal offices, it has offices in 29 states for the implementation of its various programs.

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Khadi

"The livery of freedom"Mahatma Gandhi

Khadi, (pronounced Khādī) refers to handspun and hand-woven cloth. The raw materials may be cotton, silk, or wool, which are spun into threads on a Charkha (A traditional spinning implement).

Khadi was launched in 1920 as a political weapon in...
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