"It was at the time of the Nagpur Session (1920) that the Indian National Congress decided to encourage "Khadi". The First Khadi Production Centre was established of Kathiawad, Gujarat. Mahatma Gandhi used to refer to Khadi as "The livery of freedom".
In fact, Khadi was introduced in 1920 as a political weapon and as the best instrument for giving concrete expression to the Swadeshi Spirit to boycott foreign goods. Khadi rendered an opportunity to every man, woman and child to cultivate self-discipline and self-sacrifice as a part of the non-cooperation movement."
Development of All India Board under the Indian National Congress by Gandhiji. 1925: Setting up of All India Spinners Association (AISA)& Akhil Bharat Charkha Sangh. 1935: All India Village Industries Association (AIVIA) was formed. 1946: Govt. of Madras sought the advice of Gandiji and set up a Department for Khadi.Year - 1923
Govt-of India recognized the role of Rural Cottage Industries in the Industrial policy Resolution, 1948.Constituent Assembly included Cottage Industries in Rural Areas among the directive principles of the constitution in Article 43.Year - 1948
These ideas were elaborated in the First Five-year Plan, which laid down the policy framework for setting up of a body for Khadi and Village Industries. Central Govt. also recommended for setting up of a Board. In accordance with these recommendations, Govt. of India set up All India Khadi & Village Industries Board (AIKVIB) in January, 1953.Year - 1953
It was decided that a statutory body should replace the Board.Year - 1955
Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act 1956 was passed.Year - 1956
Karnataka State Khadi And Village Industries Board Came into existence under the Karnataka Khadi and Village Industries Act 1956 (Karnataka Act of 1957) The Board was established by the Government of Karnataka with the objective to organise, develop and regulate Khadi and Village Industries activities in Karnataka.
The post independence period saw the Government of India and the Planning Commission assuring the responsibility of fitting Khadi and Village Industries within the frame work of five year plan.Year - 1957