non-constitutional body hadi and Village Industries Commission is awhich was incorporated (in 1956) under the Parliament Act, passed by the Government of India. KVIC aims to plan, promote, facilitate, organize, and assist in the establishment and development of khadi and village industries in the rural areas.
Objectives of KVIC
- The social objective of providing employment.
- The economic objective of producing saleable articles.
- The wider objective of creating self-reliance amongst the poor and building up of a strong rural community spirit.
Functions of KVIC
- Building up of a reserve of raw materials and implements for supply to producers
- Creation of common service facilities for processing of raw materials as semi-finished goods
- Provisions of facilities for marketing of KVIC products
- Organisation of training of artisans engaged in these industries and encouragement of co-operative efforts amongst them.
- Encouraging and promoting research in the production techniques and equipment employed in the khadi and village Industries sector and providing facilities for the study of the problems relating to it.
- Forge linkages with established marketing agencies to promote the sale and marketing of khadi and products of village industries or handicrafts.
- Providing financial assistance to institutions and individuals for development and operation of khadi and village industries and guiding them through supply of designs, prototypes and other technical information.
Programs Under KVIC
- Mission Solar Charkha
The scheme envisages setting up of Solar Charkha Clusters which would mean a focal village and other surrounding villages in a radius of 8 to 10 kilometers. Further, such a cluster will have various beneficiaries (spinners, weavers, stitches and other skilled artisans).
- Honey Mission
Development of the beekeeping Industry with a view to uplift the financial status of people living in extremely interior rural areas by introducing and popularizing modern beekeeping.
- PM Employment Generation Program
Under this scheme, beneficiaries can get a subsidy amounting to 15-35% of the project cost from the government. It aims to produce employment opportunities in both urban and rural areas in India through the establishment of new self-employment projects, micro-enterprises and ventures.