- Khadi and Village Industries Commission is a statutory body under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
- Established in 1956, KVIC aims to plan, promote, facilitate, organize, and assist in the establishment and development of Khadi and Village industries in the rural areas.
- Over the years, the main thrust of KVIC activities has been to provide a larger share of employment to scheduled caste and scheduled tribes and women.
Why in News?
- The month-long Khadi Fest- 23 was inaugurated in Mumbai recently.