KHADI VILLAGE INDUSTRIES COMMISSION
13th January, 2023 POLITY AND GOVERNANCE
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- The Chairman of the Khadi Village Industries Commission visited various Khadi institutions located in Murshidabad, West Bengal to review the Khadi activities carried out by the Khadi institutions.
- The Chairman also instructed the officials to take appropriate action on the proposal to assist in the artisans' pension scheme.
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC):
- The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is a statutory body formed in April 1957 (During 2nd Five Year plan)by the Government of India, under the 'Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act of 1956'.
- It is an apex organization under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, about khadi and village industries within India.
- It seeks to - "plan, promote, facilitate, organize 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."
- The commission has three main objectives:
- The Social Objective - Employing in rural areas
- The Economic Objective - Providing saleable articles
- The Wider Objective - Creating self-reliance amongst people and building up a strong rural community spirit.
- KVIC implements the following schemes:
- Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP).
- Interest Subsidy Eligibility Certificate (ISEC) Scheme.