Modernization of Khadi Units

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  Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), through Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is implementing the following Central Sector schemes to modernize Khadi units:

1.Support is extended to weak Khadi Institutions under Strengthening Infrastructure of weak Khadi Institutions and Assistance for Marketing Infrastructure is being implemented for the weak Khadi Institutions to attain normalcy and for renovation of Departmental Sales Outlets of KVIC and State Khadi and Village Industries Boards and retail sales outlets of Khadi Institutions to increase turnover of khadi products through improved marketing infrastructure.

2. Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) is implemented to make the traditional industries clusters including Khadi clusters more productive and competitive facilitating their sustainable development.

3.KVIC has set up interfaces with leading technological institutes to conduct research work under  S&T programme of  KVIC for development of tools, implements and processes involved in production of Khadi.

There has been an increase in sale of khadi products since 2014. The details of Khadi Sales is given in the following table:

Year

Khadi Sales(Rs.in crore)

Percentage increase

2013-14

1081.04

2014-15

1170.38

8.26%

2015-16

1510.00

29.02%

2016-17*

1810.00

19.87%

                 *target

This Press Release is based on information given by the Minister of State for MSME Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 16.11.2016 (Wednesday).

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