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KVIC invests on new looms, charkhas to boost khadi
Sep '17
The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) will invest over Rs 5.5 crore on new looms and charkhas (spinning wheel) for manufacturing khadi cloth as part of its efforts to boost khadi production and achieve a 7-9 per cent growth by the end of the next fiscal. About 500 solar charkhas and 100 solar looms have been distributed as part of plan.

KVIC chairman Vinay Kumar Saxena recently told media men that the commission is focusing on backward areas, including Haldwani in Uttarakhand, Banswara in Rajasthan, Bhandari in Bihar Beekagaon in Punjab, Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir, Silimkhowa in Assam and Vanaj in Gujarat.

KVIC now has over 25 new production units where it will produce cotton, silk and wool along with the core khadi. It produced 125.22 million meters of khadi textile in 2016-17 worth Rs 1395.94 crore against 97.45 millions meters of it worth Rs 1065.6 crore in the previous fiscal. (DS)

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