Friday, 19 May 2017

Khadi industry plans to employ 5 cr people in 5 yrs

The Ministry of Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSME) has a target to employ around five crore people through the khadi industry over the next five years, Union minister Giriraj Singh has said. "We have made a plan to introduce solar-run spinning wheels in KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission) so that it can provide employment to over five crore people throughout the nation in the next five years".

The Union Minister of State for MSME was speaking here on the sidelines of an event, 'Khadi by Raymond'. "Presently khadi is less than one percent of textiles, but due to concerted efforts in the last two years, the khadi industry sales have gone up from Rs 35,000 crore in 2014 to about Rs 52,000 crore," he said.

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