Revival of khadi and village industries in the country

New Delhi (NVI): In order to revive and increase the production of Khadi, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), through Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), has been implementing Khadi Reform and Development Programme (KRDP) scheme not only in Bihar, but throughout the country.

Union Minister for MSME, Nitin Gadkari informed about the scheme in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

KVIC also provides Market Development Assistance to the registered Khadi Institutions and 40% of total MMDA to the Khadi artisans engaged in production activity.

Moreover, a total of 22 Khadi Institutions were given assistance under KRDP with a financial outlay of Rs 1,484.93 lakhs for refurbishment of Khadi programme in Bihar.

The ministry of MSME also provides financial assistance in the form of grant and subsidy to KVIC for promotion and development of Khadi Programme.

According to scheme, the khadi artisans are also provided with worksheds for better work atmosphere and storing the materials, under which financial assistance up to Rs 60,000is provided per workshed.

As of now, 2326 number of Khadi Institutions are working under Khadi Programme, out of which 85 such units are working in Bihar.