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Online sale of Khadi face masks by KVIC

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission has begun to sell khadi face masks online on its website “kviconline.gov.in”. Highlights The KVIC is selling cotton masks at Rs 30 per piece and silk masks at Rs 100 per piece. KVIC has fixed the minimum order for online purchase of masks as Rs 500. KVIC is to ..

Illustrious Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks passes away

Renowned Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks recently passed away in Goa. A popular personality in Designing, he was also called as ‘Guru of Minimalism’. He was known for introducing the ideas of ‘Resort wear’ and ‘Eco-friendly garments’ in the country. He was also a promoter of Khadi movement and a recipient of India’s fourth-highest civilian award, ..

MoU to promote honey sector signed

The Council Scientific and Industrial Research signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to promote the honey sector. The MoU is seen as a formalization of the working relation between CSIR and KVIC. The CSIR will be providing technological expertise to the KVIC for improving honey production. This will ..

Vinesh Phogat becomes first Indian wrestler to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Vinesh Phogat has become the first Indian wrestler to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the 53-kg category after beating American Sarah Hildebrandt in the World Championships in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan on 18th September 2019. She scored an impressive 8-2 win over the world championship silver medalist to secure her place at the Tokyo Games. ..

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launches first-ever ‘Terracotta Grinder’ in Varanasi

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has launched the first-ever ‘Terracotta Grinder’ at Sewapuri in Varanasi. This machine can be used to grind wasted and broken pottery items for re-use in pottery-making. The Terracotta grinder was designed by the KVIC Chairman and fabricated by a Rajkot-based engineering unit. It will make grinding of wasted ..

Khadi and Village Industry Commission (KVIC) launches a Leather Mission from Sirohi

On the occasion of World Tribal Day (WTD-2019), the Khadi and Village Industry Commission (KVIC) has launched a new programme ‘Leather Mission’ from the tribal-dominated village of Chandala in Sirohi district of Rajasthan. Under this new programme, KVIC will give Leather Kits to the leather artisans across the nation. It will not only increase their ..

Government of India approves a proposal by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to increase wages of artisans

The Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) has approved a proposal by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to increase the wages of artisans by over 36%, from Rs 5.50 per hank previously to Rs 7.50 per hank. The proposal for an increase in wages to khadi spinners along with payment of ..

The 4th edition of National Handloom Day (NHD-2018)

The 4th edition of National Handloom Day (NHD-2018) is celebrated every year in India on August 7 to honour Indian handloom weavers and celebrate the rich cultural legacy of handlooms in the country. The handloom industry is one of the largest cottage industries in India. It provides direct and indirect employment to thousands of people ..