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GN Bureau | January 9, 2017


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 The government is committed to put Khadi on the global map, said minister of state for micro, small and medium enterprises Haribhai Parthibhai Choudhary while inaugurating the first and exclusive Khadi India Lounge in Mumbai.

“MSME has now opened its own website and enabled online registration of MSME’s across categories. Now we will also enable online registration of all product categories. Khadi has now gone online with Paytm,” Chaudhary said.
 
The minister said: “MoU’s worth Rs 2,200 crore have been signed with the World Bank for skill up- gradation of weavers and artisans. A road map has been drawn for promotion of Khadi and all state industrial commissioners will be involved in policy discussions to promote the industry. Quality certifications will be given and along with that competitions will be organised and  winners will be given awards.”
 
Chaudhary also said that Rs 80 crore  grants have been given to Khadi, and  old outlets will be modernised. “Despite very good quality available in Khadi it has so far not been promoted. Now we are updating the technology and solar charkhas are also being introduced. With our tie-up with  textile major Raymond,  the quality of fabric will  improve.”
 
He added that “the sector will flourish in future”.
 
KVIC chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said: “Artisans will get 8 hours work daily to sustain themselves. We have orders for 22,000  jackets  by NTPC  and we are expecting more orders now. There are 12 lakh khadi artisans in the country.  Dead institutions are now being revived.”
 

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