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India’s KVIC gets first bulk order from Govt. hospital

A Government hospital in New Delhi, India has placed an order to get khadi products after the Government made it mandatory for 23 of its hospitals to purchase Khadi products only. The Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) has placed an order worth Rs. 33 lakh for Khadi products. The LHMC has sought the delivery of products by May 18. The lists of products to name few are floor dusters, curtains, operation theatre kurtas for both […]

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KVIC to set-up khadi centres in Meghalaya (India)

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), a body formed by Indian Government, is planning to set up 7 to 8 khadi centres in the state of Meghalaya this year. Vinay Kumar Saxena, Chairman, KVIC said, “Each centre’s estimated cost is Rs. 9 lakh and the annual production is likely to be around Rs. 16 to Rs. 17 lakh. The centres are also expected to provide employment to locals.” He further added that the state’s khadi […]

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India’s KVIC gets order worth Rs. 2 crore from Raymond

India-based textile and apparel conglomerate, Raymond has placed an order of Rs. 2 crore to get supply of 98,000 metres of Khadi fabric from Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC). Of the total order, 32,000 metres will be supplied to the textile major by the end of this month and the rest by May end, this has been confirmed by KVIC Chairman VK Saxena. “It is the largest ever order received by KVIC from any […]

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India’s KVIC launches e-Governance programme

With an aim to promote digitization and implementation of the integrated financial management system, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has recently launched e-Governance programme funded under Khadi Reform Development Programme (KRDP). In partnership with ATOS India – engaged in providing business solutions via technologies – KVIC, the nodal agency for promotion of cluster development for Khadi, took this initiative to usher in a new era in KVIC offices across India. It will integrate all […]

March 4, 2017

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India’s KVIC to upgrade cotton sliver plants; increase khadi production

India’s Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC), the nodal agency for promotion of cluster development for khadi, is planning to increase khadi production capacity by 40 per cent from current 4 million kgs to 5.6 million kgs a year by upgrading its decades old six cotton sliver plants under the Khadi Reform Development Programme (KRDP) this year. The ‘Khadi Reform and Development Programme’ aims to revitalize the khadi sector with enhanced sustainability of khadi, increased […]

March 4, 2017

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Three start-up units in apparel export arena; niche products their success route

In a time when established Indian apparel exporters are finding it difficult to survive because of the near recessionary market, few young companies are not only entering into apparel export market, but are growing too. All these companies have a niche focus, participate at international sourcing fairs and are also exploring new customers from across the world for further growth. Meet Tushar Sharma, an IIT Delhi pass-out… Rather than exploring engineering, he forayed into designer […]

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India’s KVIC to set up ‘Khadi Gaon’

India’s Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has decided to set up ‘Khadi Gaon’ in five villages in each of the states across the country. Vanej Village in Banaskantha District in North Gujarat is set to become the first village to have Khadi Gaon. The move is aimed to boost employment at rural locations and uplift the khadi sector in the country. Basic training and infrastructure would be provided by KVIC to those individuals who […]

February 20, 2017

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Khadi sales to increase; KVIC bags orders worth crores

Government hospitals in India have emerged as the biggest client of Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC). A total of 23 Central Government hospitals placed an order of Rs. 150 crore to get supply of khadi goods. Bed sheets, abdomen sheets, dressing towels, surgeon gown, surgical patient gown, kurta pyjama, doctor’s coat, etc. are among 46 products which have been approved by the Health Ministry of India for supply to hospitals. Also Read – Indian […]

February 20, 2017

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Indian Government lends Rs. 340 crore support to ‘Khadi’

A sum of Rs. 340 crore has been granted for the infrastructural development of Khadi sector to boost sales. The fund would be utilized to set up khadi plazas and Modified Market Development Assistance Scheme in the Budget. Out of Rs. 340 crore, Rs. 15 crore has been earmarked for setting up five khadi plazas. The provision made in the Output Outcome Framework of Schemes for 2017-18 will also help improve the wages of artisans […]

February 15, 2017

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India’s Godwit Khadi, a startup with passion for khadi

Meet, engineer Namita Sharma, Founder of Dehradun (India)-based Godwit Khadi, a startup with passion for khadi, and that too without any textile background. Started recently, Godwit Khadi is a small organization which is 100 per cent into khadi. Namita recently participated at its first ever international sourcing fair and talked to Apparel Resources, “I’ve always had interest in fashion and strong fashion sense too. Khadi business was my father’s dream so I was enthralled about […]

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