Gujarat records Rs 3.25 cr Khadi sales on Gandhi Jayanti
New Delhi, 14 Oct (KNN) The overall sale of Khadi products stood at INR 3.25 crore across all 311 Khadi India outlets in Gujarat, the birth state of Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary this year.
There was INR 33.12 lakh increase in sale as compared to the year 2020, when the gross sale of Khadi in the state on 2nd October stood at INR 2.92 crore.
The sales figure this year is significantly high given the pandemic situation after the second wave of Covid-19, which had severely affected Gujarat just a few months ago.
In order to give special boost to Khadi sales, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) set up exhibition cum sales outlets at Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Rajkot railway stations as part of the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” in which Khadi’s sale worth INR 5.14 lakh was recorded.
In addition to this, KVIC also organized special Khadi exhibitions at Sabarmati Riverfront, Space Application Centre, ISRO and GST Headquarters in Ahmedabad where Khadi products worth INR 3.94 lakh, INR 6.42 lakh and INR 2.25 lakh respectively were sold.
KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena attributed the massive sales to the frequent appeals of the Prime Minister to buy and promote Khadi and also the acceptance of Khadi among the masses in Gujarat. He said, KVIC is constantly adding new products to cater to the larger consumer base, while maintaining the highest quality standards despite challenges.