KVIC partners with the Goa government to boost khadi
today Oct 23, 2019
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has partnered with the Goa Government to popularise khadi in the tourism state of Goa.
The partnership is expected to create around 10,000 employment opportunities for the people of Goa during the current fiscal year.
KVIC has been partnering with various state governments and corporates to boost production of the fabric and eyeing strong sales in the coming years.
The commission is expecting khadi sales to cross the Rs 10,000 crore ($1.5 billion) mark within the next five years and is aiming for a turnover of Rs 5,000 crore this year.
As part of the initiative, Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant and KVIC chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena also distributed electric potter wheels to 160 families and new models spinning wheels to 50 trained women.
Commenting on the partnership, KVIC chairman Saxena in a statement said, “The unit along with spinning wheels and weaving activity is first of its kind in the state. So far, KVIC has helped 1,000 Goa people with jobs through this support.”
“KVIC identified beneficiaries from multiple places in Goa and in the last two months organised training programmes for them in pottery, beekeeping, spinning to help people in job creation. KVIC will generate 10,000 new jobs in this fiscal year in the state,” Saxena added.
The Indian government sees huge growth potential in khadi and has been investing heavily to promote khadi products across the globe. It had recently allocated Rs 1,253 crore towards the development of khadi and village industries.
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