The month-long Khadi Fest- 23 was inaugurated by the Chairman of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC) Mr. Manoj Kumar in Mumbai. In his inaugural address, Mr. Kumar said, events and exhibitions like Khadi Fest provide a platform to the Khadi Institutions, Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme – PMEGP and Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries – SFURTI units to market the products of thousands of artisans directly to customers.
More About Khadi Fest-23:
The Khadi Fest will run until the 24th of February 2023 at the KVIC Headquarters in Vile Parle. The fest will showcase apparel made of Khadi, Pashmina, Kalamkari, Phulkari, Tussar silk, etc while Dry-fruits, Tea, Kahwa, Honey, Bamboo Products, Carpets, Aloe Vera Products and others will be up for sale.
On 2 October this year, Khadi India’s Delhi outlet created an all-time record of selling Khadi worth Rs 1.34 crore in a single day. Last year, there was a record sale of one lakh fifteen thousand crore rupees of Khadi and village industry items. Apart from this, the Khadi Fest-2022 held on 3rd October registered a sale of Rs.3.03 crore.
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC):
The Khadi Village Industries Commission was established in 1957 under the Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act 1956.
It is under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
It is responsible, along with other agencies, for the planning, promotion, organisation and implementation of programs for the development of Khadi and other village industries in rural areas.
Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams:
KVIC Chairman: Manoj Kumar;
Union Minister of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME): Narayan Rane.