Tamilnadu has tremendous employment opportunities in rural Industries. To tap this potential and to provide employment opportunities, the Tamilnadu Khadi and Village Industries Board was formed in April 1960 under the Tamilnadu Khadi and Village Industries Board Act, 1959. The object of the Board is to develop the Khadi and Village Industries in rural areas in collaboration with likeminded agencies engaged in rural development work.
(i) the social objective of providing employment;
(ii) the economic objective of producing saleable articles; and
(iii) the wider objective of creating self-reliance amongst the people building up
of a strong rural community spirit.