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Holistic Development and Promotion of Khadi and Village Industries

New Delhi: August 30,2012

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) undertakes various steps to introduce affordable technologies and facilities for the holistic development and promotion of khadi and village industries (KVI) which include (i) establishment of design center for khadi/textile garments, (ii) introduction of technology for efficient and scientific harvesting of honey, (iii) popularization of solar charkha, (iv) soft and stiff finish technology, (v) technology for bamboo based handicrafts, (vi) technology package for value added product using local wool or blend of local and imported merino wool, etc. KVIC also implements a specific programme for cluster development, Scheme of Funds for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI), under which assistance for replacement of obsolete equipments, setting up common facilities centres, product development, market promotion and other support are provided.

A number of new technologies have been developed/demonstrated by MGIRI for rural industries during the Eleventh Five Year Plan. A list of some of the technologies developed/ demonstrated by MGIRI during the Eleventh Five Year Plan is:

• Low cost variable speed potter`s wheel

• Technology for energy efficient pottery kiln

• Soil binders for use in pottery

• Technology for artistic pottery development

• Ultra micro hydel turbines for rural energy system

• Bio manures testing kit

• Biogas engine conversion kit

• Tamarind seed separation machine

• Gear-operated passenger and transport of pedal rickshaws

• Pedal operated forge hammer

• Polishing machine for bell metal utensil

• Soft and stiff finishing for khadi

• Wrinkle-free finishing for khadi

• Natural dyeing technology for khadi

• Design and fabrication of hank dyeing machine

• Design and fabrication of mercerization machine

• Quality code for khadi

• Solar charkha trial

• Herbal products

• Soap and detergent testing kit

A number of new technologies in the rural industries sector have been taken up for transfer during the Eleventh Five Year Plan through workshops, trainings, field trials, demonstrations at exhibitions, etc. A list of some of the technologies taken up for transfer during the Eleventh Five Year Plan is:

• Soft & stiff finish for khadi

• Wrinkle free finish for khadi

• Design and fabrication of hank dyeing machine

• Design and fabrication of mercerization machine

• Dissemination of Energy pottery kiln

• Quality code for khadi

• Soap and detergent testing kit

• Biogas engine conversion kit

• Bio-manure testing kit

• Microbial diagnostic kit

• Ultra –micro hydel turbines for rural energy system

• Solar charkhas

• Variable speed potters wheel

• Panchgavya product mosquito coil, dhoop batti, face pack etc

• Herbal products

This information was given by the Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Vayalar Ravi in a written reply to a question in the in the Rajya Sabha today.

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