Gramodyog Vikas Yojana

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Overview:

Recently, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi distributed Honey Bee-Boxes and Toolkits to 130 beneficiaries in the program which was organized under the 'Gramodyog Vikas Yojna' of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).

About Gramodyog Vikas Yojana:

 

  • It is one of the two components of Khadi Gramodyog Vikas Yojana which aims to promote and develop the village industries through common facilities, technological modernization, training etc.
  • It includes the activities carried out under different village industries. 
  • Components of the Yojana
    • Research & Development and Product Innovation: R&D support would be given to the institutions that intend to carry product development, new innovations, design development, product diversification processes etc.
    • Capacity Building: Under the Human Resource Development and Skill Training components, exclusive capacity building of staff as well as the artisans would be adequately addressed through the existing MDTCs and institutions of excellence.
    • Marketing & Publicity: The V.I. institutions will be provided market support by way of preparation of product catalogue, Industry directory, market research, new marketing techniques, buyer seller meet, arranging exhibitions etc.

 

Key facts about KVIC

  • It is a statutory body established under the Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act, of 1956.
  • The KVIC is charged with the planning, promotion, organisation and implementation of programmes for the development of Khadi and other village industries in the rural areas in coordination with other agencies engaged in rural development wherever necessary.
  • Nodal Ministry:  Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

 


Q1) What is Khadi?

Khadi refers to a type of hand-spun and hand-woven fabric that is traditionally made in India. It is known for its natural fibers, typically made from cotton, silk, or wool, and is often associated with the Indian independence movement led by Mahatma Gandhi.

Source: Delhi Lieutenant Governor distributes Honey Bee-Boxes and Toolkits to 130 beneficiaries under 'Gramodyog Vikas Yojna'