Khadi and Village Industries Commission Current Affairs - 2019

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CSIR, BHEL signs MoU to push ‘Make in India’ initiative

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) on promotion of honey production Khadi outlets to also display CSIR products.

Key Highlights of MoU

MoU is signed to leverage expertise available in CSIR with effort of KVIC for promotion of honey production as well as to enable wider outreach of CSIR technologies and products.

MoU will help formalize working relationship between two organizations, CSIR and KVIC in areas like honey testing, promotion of Honey Mission alongside CSIR Aroma Mission as well as proposed CSIR Floriculture Mission. It will also explore display of CSIR technology products at important KVIC outlets, enlisting of CSIR licensees in KVIC network in a way that CSIR products can reach to wider audience.

About Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)

It is a statutory body established by Union Government, under the Parliament’s ‘Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act of 1956’. It was founded in 1956 with headquartered in Mumbai. It works under Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), with regard to khadi and village industries within India.

About Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

It was established by Government of India as an autonomous body in September 1942. It has since then emerged as the largest research and development organisation in India. Over the years, CSIR has been pursuing R&D in various sectors and has developed a portfolio of processes, technologies and products in these sectors.

KVIC’s Reducing Plastic in Nature Project completes 1 year

Khadi and Village Industries Commission’s (KVIC) REducing PLAstic in Nature (REPLAN) project has completed one year. The project was launched in September 2018 as part of KVIC’s commitment to Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. It aims to remove existing waste plastic material from nature and use it in  semi-permanent manner, so that presence of plastic waste in nature is reduced to a large extent

About REPLAN project

Under this project, KVIC manufactures plastic-mixed handmade paper at its Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute (KNHPI) in Jaipur, Rajasthan. In this project, the waste plastic is collected, chopped, cleaned, beaten and treated for softness. After that, it is mixed with paper raw material i.e. cotton rags pulp in ratio of 80 % (pulp) and 20% (plastic waste).  So far, KVIC has sold over 6 lakh handmade plastic mixed carry bags since launch of this project.

About Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)

It is statutory body established under the Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act of 1956. KVIC works under Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises with aim to plan, promote, facilitate, organise and assist in the establishment and development of khadi and village industries in the rural areas in coordination with other agencies engaged in rural development.