Premium Khadi lounge opens in Mumbai

More exclusive designer Khadi stores to come up across the country

GN Bureau | January 9, 2017


#Khadi   #KVIC   #lounge   #Mumbai   #Haribhai Parthibhai Choudhary  

 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.”
 

Comments

 

Other News

TRP-driven model bred irresponsibility: Sudhir Chaudhary

News profession is organic in nature, requires responsibility and discipline, and there is no room for mistake. To maintain high standards of accuracy you need discipline and hygiene in the newsroom. Sudhir Chaudhary, editor in chief of Zee News, Zee Business and Wion, has said that a TRP-driven business m

This Mumbai NGO empowers children with skills

When Dharmendra Pandey, a fruit-seller had to leave Mumbai after the imposition of the lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, and return to his village in Uttar Pradesh, he was staring at economic uncertainties ahead. Little did he know that his 16-year-old son, Mahavir, had acquired skills that would come

Masks: Awareness: near-total, compliance: half-way

Wearing a face mask is the first line of defence against the novel coronavirus, along with maintaining social distance and frequently washing hands with soap. More than six months after the outbreak of Covid-19, nearly 90 percent of people in India have become aware of the necessity of wearing a face mask,

Covid-19: Daily recoveries cross 1 lakh mark, new cases far fewer

Is India finally gaining an upper hand over the Covid-19 pandemic? After weeks of new cases hitting 90,000-plus every day, the tide seems to be turning, as the number came down to 75,083 on Tuesday, and the recoveries were not only higher than that but crossed the 1 lakh mark too. The countr

A travelogue of an inner pilgrimage

Sit Your Self Down A Novice’s Journey into the Heart of Vipassana By Gayatri Jayaraman Hachette India, 212 pages, Rs 399   As stress and strife increase in daily life, more and more people are turning to meditation as an all

Vote in the time of Covid: EC hosts global webinar

On completion of one year of the chairmanship of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB), the Election Commission (EC) of India on Monday hosted an international webinar on the theme of “Issues, Challenges and Protocols for Conducting  Elections during COVID-19 : Sharing Country

Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter