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Indian Govt mulls setting up 5 khadi design centres

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Sep '19
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The Indian Government is mulling over creating design centres for promoting khadi at five places spread across the five different geographical regions. The proposal was recently discussed among stakeholders, including the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), the ministries of textiles and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), and fashion designers.

These could be started on a build-operate-transfer model or on an outsourcing basis and the modalities will be worked out in further discussions, the MSME ministry said in a release.

MSME minister Nitin Gadkari emphasised the need to make its designs more trendy and modern, without compromising on tradition.

The proposed design houses will facilitate Khadi institutions in developing products according to market demand. The primary role of a design house will be to identify the latest design trends, adopt them as per customer needs and undertake various testing and review activities for translating them into production.

These centres have been proposed to be set up under KVIC, which is within the ambit of MSME ministry.

The government wants to increase the turnover of khadi to ₹10,000 crore from ₹3,200 crore in five years, Gadkari said.

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