MANN-KI-BAAT

Khadi rep­re­sents In­dia with pride. The PM ex­alted and en­no­bled khadi, ask­ing peo­ple to make use of it in their life and liv­ing. Mas­sive ef­forts are un­der way to re­vive khadi and give pub­lic pa­tron­age for it.

Alive - - Reinventing Khadi -

Khadi in In­dia’s cul­ture: Khadi is a sym­bolic cloth of In­dia. PM Naren­dra Modi, on his visit to China, pre­sented to its pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping a jacket made of khadi. To Amer­ica’s Pres­i­dent Barack Obama also, he pre­sented the Gita that was wrapped in khadi.

So, khadi rep­re­sents In­dia with pride The PM, in his Mann-ki-Baat ad­dress, ex­alted and en­no­bled khadi, ask­ing peo­ple to make use of it in their life and liv­ing. Now, mas­sive ef­forts are un­der way to re­vive khadi and give pub­lic pa­tron­age for it.

Soar­ing sales: The KVIC data show that sale of khadi units has risen by 14 per cent, amount­ing to

Rs. 36,425 crore dur­ing 2015-16. But, de­spite this rise, the share of

khadi against the other clothes is 0.5 per cent only. To boost the sale fur­ther, all kinds of uni­forms for schools (cre­at­ing a taste for the livery of freedom in chil­dren), of­fices, rail­ways, ports and hos­pi­tals need to be made of khadi, com­pul­so­rily.

Special ex­hi­bi­tions must be or­gan­ised, as was done on 13 April 2016 (the es­tab­lish­ment day of Khadi Gramodyog) which in­creased the sale by 60 per cent - youths and women be­ing the prin­ci­pal buy­ers.

In 2015, 35,000 In­dian na­tional flags were made of khadi, earn­ing profit of Rs. 1.5 crore.

Today, with the world get­ting more en­vi­ron­ment con­scious, there is a need to can­vass and drum up khadi’s eco-friendly qual­ity and re­vamp its man­age­ment and sale.

Op­por­tu­ni­ties created by KVIC through so­lar charkhas in Varanasi.

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