Khadi Fest-23 inaugurated in Mumbai;

Sat 28 Jan 2023, 10:31:57
Mumbai: The month-long Khadi Fest- 23 was inaugurated by the Chairman of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC) Mr. Manoj Kumar in Mumbai yesterday. 

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.

He emphasised organising such events in larger numbers in other parts of the country as well as abroad. He also motivated the officers and employees of KVIC to fulfill the responsibility of

the upliftment of the poor people living in rural. 

It is worth mentioning that last year KVIC items recorded a sale of one lakh 15 thousand crore.  The KVIC Chairman also congratulated Ms. Neihunuo Sorhie the Khadi Weaver from Nagaland and Khadi veteran Shri V P Appukuttan Poduval from Kerala for their Padmashri award.

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. 

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