Khadi evokes a sense of Nationalism, Peace, and Simplicity among Indians as it is
closely associated with Indias freedom movement led by Mahatma Gandhi.
Khadi stands for Indian culture and represents a way of life as well as a model for
economic development of Indian villages.
Khadi fabrics are woven on handloom from cotton, silk, and woolen yarn, which are
hand spun. It is natural and durable and is ideal to wear in the tropical Indian climate
as it provides cool comfort. They are friendly to the body and dont cause any
allergies or irritations.
The production of Khadi fabric is a labor intensive process as all the processes
are done manually. The yarn is produced from the natural cotton by conventional methods
The pure cotton collected from cotton farms are first ginned and made into rolls of
bales of 160-175 kgs. These bales are then converted into rowing. The Rowing thus
obtained are distributed to different spinning units. In the spinning units, the cotton
fibre is converted into yarns manually by using charkas. The yarns are then woven into
fabrics using handlooms. These fabrics are sold and are also used for making
The dedicated effort of many rural men and women goes in the making of Khadi. It is
widely preferred by young and old alike and has recently become a new fashion statement in
the sub-continent. Besides being comfortable and eco-friendly, Khadi fabrics are elegant
and come in various attractive designs. Khadi occupies a pre-eminent position among the
fabric industries in the country. Today in textile sector the main sub-sectors are Khadi
and textile mills.
Khadi and Village Industries Board keeping with its mission to uplift the rural
poor, provides financial assistance for establishing Village Industries. These Village
Industries make use of the locally available raw materials and help to build up a strong
rural economy in terms of money and wealth. The products of the Village Industries are
sold in different part of the state. The financial assistance extended to the people
by the Board is as per the approved norms of KVIC.
Village Industry has been clearly defined by the Board as those units which provide
employment to a person for every 50,000 Rupees of investment, and those that are
established in villages. However, service industries like laundry, road side shops,
barber shops etc can be based in the urban areas. Some of trades/ industries that can be
taken under this are, Fruit & Vegetable Processing, Drinking water Technology,
Engineering Industries Technology, Information Technology etc.
The Board offers several financial schemes that bestows ample employment
opportunities to the villagers. The schemes are intended to help the rural
communities to set up industrial units with minimum investment and yielding good returns.
The Board restricts its assistance to only those products which are healthy and
eco-friendly. Over the years the Board has assisted many village industrial units
that provide innumerable employment opportunities to the villagers.
The Consortium Bank Credit Scheme, Margin Money Scheme and the Pattern Assistance
Scheme, the Board offers have resulted in the setting up of many
successful industrial units in the state. At present, Rural Employment Generation
Programme (REGP) is the main scheme under which the Haryana Khadi & Village Industries
Board is assisting youth in rural areas to set up village industries for employment
Today, Haryana Khadi & Village Industries Board is the leading organization in
the promotion and popularization of khadi as well as in promotion of both traditional and
modern industries in Haryana.