Khadi sales soar high: Smriti Irani
Kerala, June 12 (KNN) The annual sale of Khadi products in the country has gone up from Rs 39,00 crore to Rs 7,000 crore now, said Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani.
She was speaking after inaugurating the Khadi Gramam project of the Union government at Aranmula, Kerala on Monday.
She said the Khadi Gramam was part of the government project aimed at making the heritage village of Aranmula self-reliant through the production and sale of Khadi products.
Further, she added that the Mudra loan project launched by the Modi government was a big hit and a large number of unemployed youth had benefited from it.
As many as 70% of the Mudra loan beneficiaries were women, she said.
Talking about Khadi, Irani said that the Khadi is very much part of Indian culture and its popularity across the globe has increased manifold ever since the government led by Narendra Modi came to power at the Centre four years ago.