Village Industries Commission: News

08 Aug 2019


3 easy ways to differentiate between khadi and handloom

Many people often end up misjudging the type of fabric when they go out shopping for clothes.

06 Feb 2019


#KhadiExpress: Special train dedicated to Gandhiji launching in 2 months

Indian Railways is all set to launch a special train dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi named "Khadi Express" soon.

01 Jun 2018


Business Roundup: Here are today's top 6 business news

Hola, ready to ride on your business express? Here we go.

06 Feb 2018


Khadi wars: KVIC sues Fabindia for Rs. 525cr

After warning Fabindia for using the registered 'khadi' trademark earlier, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has sued the retail chain for Rs. 525cr for continuing to do so.

30 Jan 2018


India Post personnel to don khadi uniforms from February

The 90,000 postmen and postwomen of India Post will be donning new uniforms from February.

03 Aug 2017


Patanjali's next stop? Disrupting branded apparel market in India

Come 2018, if things go right, we are going to see a major shopping spree for the 'swadeshi' line of clothes, for men, women, and children, that Baba Ramdev plans to launch.

25 May 2017


Khadi will now be promoted overseas as "Cloth of India"

According to Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) data, the sale of Khadi products in last fiscal year was a staggering Rs. 2,005 crore, 33% up from Rs. 1,635 crore during the 2015-16 period.

10 May 2017


Tihar jailmates will now learn bee-keeping, preparing honey

Inmates of Delhi's Tihar jail, the country's largest prison, are currently learning the art of bee-keeping and preparing honey within the four walls of the prison.

02 May 2017


With Rs. 50,000cr sales, Khadi, Gramodyog emerge as top businesses

For the first time ever, the presumably unprofitable Gramodyog (village industries) and khadi industry witnessed sales of over Rs. 50,000cr last year.

15 Feb 2017


The debate of real Khadi

The Fabindia-KVIC tussle has opened a larger debate i.e. what is 'real khadi'?

25 Jan 2017


R-Day: Burj Khalifa lights up in India's honour

The world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, has lit up in colours of the Indian flag on the eve of Republic Day.

25 Jan 2017


No online tickets for Digital India's R-Day parade

Even though India has signalled to the world its intention of becoming a digital economy, tickets for this year's Republic Day celebrations are not available online.

25 Jan 2017


UAE Crown Prince in India for Republic Day

Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is this year's Chief Guest for the Republic Day Parade.

24 Jan 2017


Republic day parade will feature 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao'

For the upcoming ceremonial Republic Day parade, a total of 23 tableaux are expected to be on display.