Uttar Pradesh Khadi & Village Industries Board

Government of Uttar Pradesh


Definition of Khadi and Village industry

"Khadi" means handspun natural fiber cloth of cotton, silk or wool or mix of any two yarn on handloom in India.

"Village Industry" means any such industry situated in rural area which manufacture goods without use of power or provide services and permanent capital investment (Plant and Machinery and Land, Building) is not more than Rs.50000 per artisan. In this definition of “Village area”, all revenue village and towns of more than 20,000 populations is included.

For overall development of Khadi and Village industry, Board was constituted as advisory body under Uttar Pradesh Khadi Village Industry Act 10, 1960.Thereafter, above act was modified by Khadi Village Industry Board act number 64, 1966 which gave the Board the authority to implement the schemes of Khadi and Village industry in the state. Thus, Khadi and Village Industry Board were reorganized as an autonomous institution. In 1967, all schemes of Khadi and Village industry were transferred from Directorate of Industry to Board. Before this, the schemes in 1st and 2nd five year plan were implemented under Directorate of Industry.

The objective of Khadi and Village industry is to create maximum employment opportunity by establishment of small industry with low capital investment and strengthen rural economy.

Board of Director

As per section-5, sub section-1 of the act, Board consists of 5 government and 7 non-government members. After modification in Board Act in July 1984, Minister, Khadi and Village industry of the state was nominated Ex-officio Chairman. In addition to this, one of the seven non-government member will be nominated as fulltime Vice-Chairman.

  • Minister, Khadi and Village industry of the state government of Uttar Pradesh- Ex-officio Chairman.
  • Vice-Chairman(Non-Government)
  • 6 other non-government members.
  • 5 government member nominated by state government
  • Chief Executive Officer-Member Secretary.