A month-long National Khadi Festival 2018 has inaugurated by Union Minister for Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, Giriraj Singh to promote Khadi products on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti 2018. The fest is being organised by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). On the occasion, the Minister also launched the PMEGP Portal – a tool for increasing employment in micro enterprises.
What is in the fest ?
Various types of Khadi products of different states would be available at the festival. Khadi clothes, khadi silk sarees, dress material, kurtas, jackets, bedsheets, carpets, chemical-free shampoos, honey and other household items, art and handicraft would be available. Around 100 institutions from the nooks and corners of the country are participating in the exhibition.
In this sequence of events, various programs like Khadi Sangam (under which exhibitions will be organized in 300 districts to promote Khadi products), e-commerce tie-ups, designing competitions for youngsters, World Khadi Congress, Gandhi Parv and many more such programs will be organised.
- The main objective of the festival is to promote the products of cottage industry and create awareness regarding the art of states.
- The fest also aims to provide employment to weavers and workers who are involved in the cottage industry.
What is Khadi and Village Industries Commission ?
Khadi and Village Industries Commission is an organisation based on the principles of Gandhiji, taking forward the wider objective of creating self-reliance amongst the poor and building of a strong community spirit.