• Posted on: 28 June 2016
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KVIC

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament (No. 61 of 1956, as amended by act no. 12 of 1987 and Act No.10 of 2006. In April 1957, it took over the work of former All India Khadi and Village Industries Board.

Objectives

The broad objectives that the KVIC has set before it are...

The social objective of providing employment.

  • The economic objective of producing saleable articles.
  • The wider objective of creating self-reliance amongst the poor and building up of a strong rural community spirit.

Functions

Some of the major functions of KVIC are ...

The KVIC is charged with the planning, promotion, organisation and implementation of programs for the development of Khadi and other village industries in the rural areas in coordination with other agencies engaged in rural development wherever necessary.

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Its functions also comprise building up of a reserve of raw materials and implements for supply to producers, creation of common service facilities for processing of raw materials as semi-finished goods and provisions of facilities for marketing of KVI products apart from organisation of training of artisans engaged in these industries and encouragement of co-operative efforts amongst them. To promote the sale and marketing of khadi and/or products of village industries or handicrafts, the KVIC may forge linkages with established marketing agencies wherever feasible and necessary.
The KVIC is also charged with the responsibility of encouraging and promoting research in the production techniques and equipment employed in the Khadi and Village Industries sector and providing facilities for the study of the problems relating to it, including the use of non-conventional energy and electric power with a view to increasing productivity, eliminating drudgery and otherwise enhancing their competitive capacity and arranging for dissemination of salient results obtained from such research.

  • Further, the KVIC is entrusted with the task of providing financial assistance to institutions and individuals for development and operation of Khadi and village industries and guiding them through supply of designs, prototypes and other technical information.

In implementing KVI activities, the KVIC may take such steps as to ensure genuineness of the products and to set standards of quality and ensure that the products of Khadi and village industries do conform to the standards.
The KVIC may also undertake directly or through other agencies studies concerning the problems of Khadi and/or village industries besides research or establishing pilot projects for the development of Khadi and village industries.
The KVIC is authorized to establish and maintain separate organisations for the purpose of carrying out any or all of the above matters besides carrying out any other matters incidental to its activities.

 

 

PMEGP SCHEMES
BACKGROUND

      Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) scheme announced by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 15th August, 2008 in his address from Red Fort.

     This is credit linked Scheme of Govt. of India by merging erstwhile REGP and PMRY scheme. KVIC is the Nodal Agency at National Level.

OBJECTIVES

  • To generate continuous and sustainable employment opportunities in Rural and Urban areas of the country
  • To provide continuous and sustainable employment to a large segment of traditional and prospective artisans, rural and urban unemployed youth in the country through setting up of micro enterprises.
  • To facilitate participation of financial institutions for higher credit flow to micro sector.

ELIGIBILITY

Individuals above 18 years of age.

  • VIII Std. pass required for project above Rs.10.00 lakhs in manufacturing and above Rs. 5.00 lakhs for Service Sector.
  • Self Help Groups and Charitable Trusts.
  • Institutions Registered under Societies Registration Act- 1860.
  • Production based Co-operative Societies.

SALIENT FEATURES

  • The Scheme is implemented through KVIC and State/UT Khadi & V.I. Boards in Rural areas and through District Industries Centres in Urban and Rural areas in ratio of 30:30:40 between KVIC / KVIB / DIC respectively.
  • No income ceiling for setting up of projects.
  • Assistance under the Scheme is available only to new units to be established.
  • Existing units or units already availed any Govt. Subsidy either under State/Central Govt. Schemes are not eligible.
  • Any industry including Coir Based projects excluding those mentioned in the negative list.
  • Per capita investment should not exceed Rs. 1.00 lakhs in plain areas and Rs. 1.50 lakhs in Hilly areas.
  • Maximum project cost of Rs. 25.00 lakhs in manufacturing sector and Rs. 10.00 lakhs in Service Sector.

AREA OF OPERATION

Rural Area as declared under KVIC Act 2006 - Scheme to be implemented by KVIC, KVIB and DIC.

(“Rural Area” means the area comprised in any Village and includes the area comprised in any town, the population of which does not exceed twenty thousand or such other figure as the Central Government may specify from time to time as declared under KVIC Act 2006)

Urban area - Only DIC

NEGATIVE LIST OF ACTIVITIES

  • Industry / Business connected with productions / processing / sale of meat or intoxicant items like Beedi / Pan / Cigar / Cigarette etc.
  • Industry / Business connected with cultivation, sericulture, horticulture, floriculture.
  • Manufacture of Polythene carry bags of less than 20 microns / containers of recycled plastic.
  • Processing of Pashmina Wool and products involving hand spinning and hand weaving coming under purview of Khadi Certification Rule.
  • Rural Transport (except Auto rickshaw, House boat, tourist boat in A & N Islands and except house boat, Shikara & Tourist Boats in Jammu & Kashmir and Cycle Rickshaw.)
  • CNG Auto Rickshaw will be allowed only in A & N Islands and NER with the approval of Chief Secretary of the State on merit

QUANTUM OF MARGIN MONEY SUBSIDY

Categories of beneficiaries under PMEGP

 

 

Beneficiary’s own contribution (of project cost)

 

 

Rate of Subsidy

 

 

Urban

 

 

Rural

 

 

General Category

 

 

10%

 

 

15%

 

 

25%

 

 

Special (including SC/ST/OBC /Minorities/ Women, Ex-Servicemen, Physically handicapped, NER, Hill and Border areas etc)

 

 

05%

 

 

25%

 

 

35%

 

E-TRACKING UNDER PMEGP

  • To bring in transparency in implementation of PMEGP scheme as well as to create data base of PMEGP beneficiaries, e-tracking of PMEGP applications introduced.
  • Focus on First In First Served (FIFS) in the processing of applications at all stages.
  • The system ensures complete transparency in the decision processes, leads to better governance and prevents corruption in implementation.

 

 

 

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