Gandhiji started the All India Village Industries Association on 14-12-1934 in the upperroom of Mahila Ashram, Wardha. Dr Josef Cornellius Kumarappa, known for his theory of Economy of Permanence was chosen by the Congress to lead this movement as per Bapu’s wishes. Shri Krishnadas Jaju became its first President. AIVIA had a Board of 18 advisors consisting of distinguished scientists like Dr C V Raman and Dr J C Bose and also many leaders in public life and industry: Rabindranath Tagore, G D Birla, M A Ansari, and Satish Chandra Das Gupta among others.
To accelerate the process of Rural Industrialization in the country along the lines of Gandhian vision of sustainable and self reliant village economy and to provide S&T support to upgrade the products of rural industry so that they gain wide acceptability in the local and global markets.
Gandhiji started the All India Village Industries Association on 14-12-1934 in the upperroom of Mahila Ashram, Wardha. Dr Josef Cornellius Kumarappa, known for his theory of Economy of Permanence was chosen by the Congress to lead this movement as per Bapu’s wishes.
Chemical Based Industries
To provide developmental guidance and support in the areas of chemical products and its manufacturing process for rural entrepreneurs and to link frontier areas of science and technology to rural enterprises.
To make the product / processes of rural enterprises globally competitive through innovative organization of quality testing and quality guidance and to develop in-house testing kits to assist the remotely located rural industries.
To develop green technology and sustainable processes based on rural / agri-resources and also enable the basic needs like drinking water affordable to rural population, through an enterprise approach.
The Bio-processes and Herbal Division of MGIRI is organised to work as a hub between rural MSMEs and other S&T institutions i.e. to identify and solve the problems of MSME units related to their product, process and quality.
Enabling decentralized rural industries through a workable decentralized system of energy support – with priority to micro and small industries and working out innovative infrastructure and connectivity compatible with a sustainable vision of development.
To upgrade the skill, creativity & productivity of rural artisans and to provide science and technology support for value addition & quality improvement of their products by providing closer interaction with scientists, designers, technical and management experts to foster Creativity, innovation, quality consciousness & ready marketability of products.
To provide support in the design and fabrication of prototypes and machines and in the development of new products.
To develop entrepreneurs among the educated rural youth through advanced scientific training in available rural craft practices.