KVIC rolls out initiatives to make khadi artisans self-reliant
The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) organised a series of events across the country, to celebrate the life of Mahatma Gandhi, and make artisans involved with the hand-spun fabric khadi self-reliant.
KVIC opened as many as 41 new khadi sales outlets, 27 new manufacturing units, and 14 new work sheds, along with common facility centres across the country to boost khadi sales in the country.
The new initiatives are expected to benefit khadi artisans and increase the production of khadi products resulting a rise in their income.
Commenting on the initiatives, KVIC chairman, Vinai Kumar Saxena, in a statement said: “The programmes aim to create sustainable local employment and make artisans Aatmanirbhar (self-reliant). Mahatma Gandhi always believed that rural resurgence was the key to the country's development. This has also been the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on October 2 every year to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. This year marks his 151st birth anniversary.
Last year, Khadi India’s main flagship store in New Delhi’s Connaught Place reported its highest sales ever of Rs 1.27 crore ($191,000) in a single day on Gandhi Jayanti.
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