27 Feb 2014

Promotion and Development of Cottage Industries

Khadi and Village Industries (KVI)
The Promotion and development of cottage industries is the responsibility mainly of the State Governments. 

However, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has been supplementing the efforts of State Governments by facilitating promotion and development of khadi, village industries and coir sector through implementation of a number of schemes.

The Government, in order to boost export of Khadi and Village Industries (KVI) products, has given deemed ‘Export Promotion Council’ status to Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC) under which KVIC has already enlisted more than 900 exporters. 

There is a provision of providing incentive in the form of 5% FOB value of direct export of KVI products. 

Besides, KVIC has also been focusing on quality participation in International Exhibitions and Buyer-Seller Meets abroad to tap new/emerging markets for KVI products.

KVIC, with assistance from Asian Development Bank, has been implementing a comprehensive Khadi Reform and Development Programme (KRDP) wherein provision has been made to improve marketing of KVI products by setting up a Marketing Organization with private participation.

Coir Board also participated in international fair, catalogue shows, workshops, international seminar and conferences etc. for promotion of coir products in international market.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri K. H. Muniyappa in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 

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