KVIC signs MoUs to modernize & promote Khadi


20 September 2023, Mumbai

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Prasar Bharati, NBCC (India) Limited, and Digital India Corporation on September 19, 2023, in line with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's vision of 'Local for Vocal' and 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'. The MoUs aim to modernize KVIC and promote its products among the youth.


Under the MoU with Prasar Bharati, anchors from DD News and DD International channels will soon wear Khadi apparel. NBCC (India) Limited will construct modern infrastructure for KVIC across the country, and KVIC will collaborate with Digital India Corporation to ensure its technology remains up-to-date.

On the same occasion, Shri Kumar disbursed a margin money subsidy of Rs 150 crore to beneficiaries under the Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme.

He also unveiled a dashboard and an ATR Portal to assist the Chairman in monitoring the Commission's ongoing schemes and to streamline the tracking of actions taken in response to the Commission's decisions.


In his address, Shri Kumar highlighted Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's efforts in promoting Khadi on the global stage. He noted that the Prime Minister's global branding of Khadi has bestowed a new global identity upon it. Shri Kumar also emphasized that Khadi has been effectively utilized by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi over the past nine years to address issues such as poverty alleviation, artisan empowerment, food security, and women's empowerment.

Great going

Khadi has become a powerful tool and weapon against unemployment.

In the last financial year, under the Prime Minister's leadership, the trade of Khadi and village industry products exceeded Rs 1.34 lakh crore, while generating 9.54 lakh new jobs.

The program was attended by KVIC officers and employees.

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