What are Schemes to Support Khadi & Village Industries (KVI): Honey Tops Among Their Exports (Download PDF)


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Sale of Khadi & Village Industries (KVI) products has increased during last 2 years registering sale of Rs. 52138.21 cr. in 2016 - 17 & Rs. 59098.04 cr. in 2017 - 18 Minister of State (I/C) for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) stated in Rajya Sabha.

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What is Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC)?

  • Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is engaged in promoting & developing Khadi & Village Industries thru Khadi & Village Industries Institutions, State Khadi & Village Industries Boards (KVIBs) & District Industries Centre (DIC) in country.

  • Khadi & Village Industries units export their products directly or thru merchant exporters. KVIC does not export khadi products directly.

Growth of Exports Supported by Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC)

  • 17 items worth Rs. 26,938.74 lakh were exported by KVI units in 2016 - 17 & Rs. 27,500 Lakh in 2017 - 18.

  • Products are exported to European, Asian & North American countries. Honey is highest exports grosser w/Rs. 13349.03 & 13627.15 lakh in 2016 - 17 & 2017 - 18.

How Are KVIs Helped?

  • Assistance is provided under Market Promotion & Development Assistance (MPDA) scheme to eligible KVI Institutions for participation in international exhibitions & trade fairs held abroad.

  • They are provided space rent upto Rs. 1.25 Lakh & air fare upto Rs. 1.00 lakh.

  • KVIs are given monetary incentives for participation in domestic & international exhibitions at State & National levels.

  • Financial assistance is provided to exporters participating in International Trade Fairs held in India like India International Trade Fair (IITF), New Delhi, where stall rentals are subsidized for exporting institutions.

  • Other initiatives taken to promote exports of KVI products include:

    • Their participation in International Trade Fairs thru ITPO, New Delhi,

    • Tie up arrangements for bringing out innovative export quality product designs w/NIFT

    • Tie up arrangement w/premier export institutions like Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Federation of Indian Export Organization (FIEO), CII & Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), World Trade Centre (WTC) & Trade Promotion Council of India for invigorating business opportunities in overseas market.

    • MoU is signed b/w KVIC & Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Ltd. , Raymond & Arvind Mills for sale of Khadi fabric in country & abroad.

    • KVIC has applied for registration of “Khadi” as Word mark & “Khadi India” as Trade Mark in IPR Act at National Level.

    • It has filed online application for registering “Khadi” as trade mark under International bureau in European Union & other countries.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 25, 2018

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