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03 Oct, 2018

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National Khadi Festival 2018 held in Mumbai

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National Khadi Festival 2018 held in Mumbai

The National Khadi Festival 2018 is being organised by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to promote Khadi products. The main objective of the festival is to promote the products of the cottage industry and create awareness regarding the art of states.
It is also aimed at providing employment to weavers and workers who are involved in the cottage industry.

About Khadi and Village Industries Commission

It is a statutory body formed by the Union Government, under the Parliamentary Act, 'Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act of 1956'.

It is an apex organisation under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, with regard to khadi and village industries within India.

It seeks to plan, promote, facilitate, organise and assist in the establishment and development of khadi and village industries in the rural areas in coordination with other agencies engaged in rural development wherever necessary.

It 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.

Source: PIB

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