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Maharashtra (India) Police takes unique step to promote khadi

Wearing khadi once a week will soon become mandatory for Maharashtra Police officials as the department has issued a circular regarding this. The notice has been issued by Special Inspector General of Police Anup Kumar Singh on June 1. “To promote development of khadi is a duty of all departments. Through promotion of khadi we can provide self-employment to many people. Those officers and staff members who are uniformed should also have one set of […]

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ABFRL to launch ‘Khadi by Peter England’

India-based Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. (ABFRL) in association with Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) will launch a product line ‘Khadi by Peter England’ in the metros, this October. The collaboration allows Peter England, a menswear label from the fashion brands portfolio of ABFRL, to develop an exclusive khadi product line. The yet to be launched garments are expected to be priced between Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 3,000, which is the regular price […]

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Indian PM aims to make Khadi a global brand

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to make khadi a global brand as it would help rural artisans to increase their income. The Government is putting in efforts to make it a global product identity of India. This was stated by an official close to the development to a business newspaper of the country. Also Read – India’s KVIC notes 33% surge in sales The Indian Government has sought help from the United Nations in […]

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Punjab (India) Govt. to shut Khadi and Village Industry Board

Government of Indian state of Punjab is planning to close Khadi and Village Industry Board (KVIB). According to reports, staff of KVIB from all 22 districts has been invited to Chandigarh as Government mulls to shift them to state industries department. Under KVIB, Punjab Government had facilitated setting up over 50,000 production units in the state over the last several decades. Currently, 32 staff members, including clerks and peons are working for the board, which […]

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Raymond launches India’s maiden khadi label

India-based textile and apparel conglomerate Raymond has launched Khadi label – ‘Khadi by Raymond’. “Raymond is proud to have Khadi – the fabric of our nation as a part of our product portfolio. Raymond Khadi is set to reposition Khadi as a fabric of choice, in line with Prime Minister’s vision of promoting Khadi for fashion and reinstating our commitment to Make in India initiative,” said Gautam Hari Singhania, CMD, Raymond. The Khadi & Village […]

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Maharashtra (India) to revamp khadi industry

Maharashtra State Khadi and Village Industries (MSKVI) Board has framed the policy with an aim to increase employment for women and to improve khadi sales. “Many of these products have for decades established the identity of the regions they are manufactured in. With the decline of these businesses, not just the identity of that region is lost but thousands of people associated with the industry lose employment too,” Deputy CEO of MSKVI Board Bipin Jagtap […]

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India’s KVIC notes 33% surge in sales

India’s Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC has noted an increase of 33 per cent in sale of products from Rs. 1,510 crore a year ago to Rs. 2,005 crore in 2016-17. The KVIC has expressed hope to surpass the sales target of Rs. 5,000 crore in 2018-19. It is also setting up export cells to promote overseas sales of the products, stated KVIC Chairman VK Saxena in a statement. While the overall sales of […]

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India’s KVIC gets first bulk order from Govt. hospital

A Government hospital in New Delhi, India has placed an order to get khadi products after the Government made it mandatory for 23 of its hospitals to purchase Khadi products only. The Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) has placed an order worth Rs. 33 lakh for Khadi products. The LHMC has sought the delivery of products by May 18. The lists of products to name few are floor dusters, curtains, operation theatre kurtas for both […]

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KVIC to set-up khadi centres in Meghalaya (India)

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), a body formed by Indian Government, is planning to set up 7 to 8 khadi centres in the state of Meghalaya this year. Vinay Kumar Saxena, Chairman, KVIC said, “Each centre’s estimated cost is Rs. 9 lakh and the annual production is likely to be around Rs. 16 to Rs. 17 lakh. The centres are also expected to provide employment to locals.” He further added that the state’s khadi […]

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India’s KVIC gets order worth Rs. 2 crore from Raymond

India-based textile and apparel conglomerate, Raymond has placed an order of Rs. 2 crore to get supply of 98,000 metres of Khadi fabric from Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC). Of the total order, 32,000 metres will be supplied to the textile major by the end of this month and the rest by May end, this has been confirmed by KVIC Chairman VK Saxena. “It is the largest ever order received by KVIC from any […]

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India’s KVIC launches e-Governance programme

With an aim to promote digitization and implementation of the integrated financial management system, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has recently launched e-Governance programme funded under Khadi Reform Development Programme (KRDP). In partnership with ATOS India – engaged in providing business solutions via technologies – KVIC, the nodal agency for promotion of cluster development for Khadi, took this initiative to usher in a new era in KVIC offices across India. It will integrate all […]

March 4, 2017

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India’s KVIC to upgrade cotton sliver plants; increase khadi production

India’s Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC), the nodal agency for promotion of cluster development for khadi, is planning to increase khadi production capacity by 40 per cent from current 4 million kgs to 5.6 million kgs a year by upgrading its decades old six cotton sliver plants under the Khadi Reform Development Programme (KRDP) this year. The ‘Khadi Reform and Development Programme’ aims to revitalize the khadi sector with enhanced sustainability of khadi, increased […]

March 4, 2017

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Three start-up units in apparel export arena; niche products their success route

In a time when established Indian apparel exporters are finding it difficult to survive because of the near recessionary market, few young companies are not only entering into apparel export market, but are growing too. All these companies have a niche focus, participate at international sourcing fairs and are also exploring new customers from across the world for further growth. Meet Tushar Sharma, an IIT Delhi pass-out… Rather than exploring engineering, he forayed into designer […]

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India’s KVIC to set up ‘Khadi Gaon’

India’s Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has decided to set up ‘Khadi Gaon’ in five villages in each of the states across the country. Vanej Village in Banaskantha District in North Gujarat is set to become the first village to have Khadi Gaon. The move is aimed to boost employment at rural locations and uplift the khadi sector in the country. Basic training and infrastructure would be provided by KVIC to those individuals who […]

February 20, 2017

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Khadi sales to increase; KVIC bags orders worth crores

Government hospitals in India have emerged as the biggest client of Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC). A total of 23 Central Government hospitals placed an order of Rs. 150 crore to get supply of khadi goods. Bed sheets, abdomen sheets, dressing towels, surgeon gown, surgical patient gown, kurta pyjama, doctor’s coat, etc. are among 46 products which have been approved by the Health Ministry of India for supply to hospitals. Also Read – Indian […]

February 20, 2017

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