KVIC Current Affairs - 2019

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Kulhads to be reintroduced in the Railway Stations

The Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal has instructed the caterers at Varanasi and Rae Bareli stations to use terracotta-made kulhads, glasses and plates. The Kulhads are all set to make a comeback after they were first introduced during UPA 1, later to be brushed aside by plastic and paper cups.

Why there is a proposal to reintroduce Kulhads?

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) had recommended the Railway Minister to re-introduce Kulhads in Varanasi and Rae Bareli to aid in generating employment.

Under the Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana of KVIC,  electric wheels were issued to potters in Varanasi and Rae Bareli. As a result, the productivity of potters was increased from 100 cups to around 600 cups a day. This generated a necessity to find a market for enhanced productivity.

This proposal to reintroduce Kulhads lakhs will result in a readymade market of potters.

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is a statutory body established under the Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act of 1956. KVIC works under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises with an 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.

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KIMIS: KVIC launches e-marketing system

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched its in-house developed, single-umbrella e-marketing system named Khadi Institution Management and Information System (KIMIS) in New Delhi. The system can be accessed from anywhere in the country for sale and purchase of Khadi and Village Industries products.

Khadi Institution Management and Information System (KIMIS)

KIMIS will serve as in-house single umbrella billing software for sale and purchase that could be monitored, round-the-clock, from any part of India. It has been developed by KVIC IT team. It will give real-time data of sales and also give updated status of stocks of khadi bhawans and godowns, allowing better planning and control of inventory. 480 Khadi institutions and showrooms of KVIC will be linked with this billing software. The software will be useful in raising demand and supply of goods in high demand.

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)

KVIC is a statutory body formed under the Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act, 1956. It is an apex organization under the aegis of Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

Functions of KVIC

It plans, promotes, organizes and implements programmes for development of Khadi and village industries in rural areas. It creates and manages reserves of raw materials and supplying them to producers, creating common service facilities for processing of raw material and semi-finished goods. It promotes sales and marketing of Khadi Products. It also encourages and promotes research in production techniques and equipments in Khadi Industries.

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