evokes a sense of Nationalism, Peace, and Simplicity among Indians as
it is closely associated with India’s freedom movement led by
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 woollen 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 don’t cause any allergies or irritations.
The production of Khadi fabric is a labour intensive process as all
the processes are done manually. The yarn is produced from the natural
cotton by conventional methods using charka.
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 garments.
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.
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 1,00000 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 provides best 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 Pattern Assistance Scheme, The Consortium Bank Credit Scheme, Rural
Employment Generation Programme (REGP), Margin Money Scheme and, the
Board offers have resulted in the setting up of many successful industrial
units in the state. At present, Prime Minister’s Employment Generation
Programme (PMEGP) 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 generation.
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.