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Spinning charkha records extraordinary growth in sales

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Oct '09
Many of Gandhi charkhas from the outlet of Gujarat Khadi Gram Udyog near historic Sabarmati Ashram are witnessing an outstanding growth in sales. Around 700 spinning wheels were sold in the year 2008, while this year the figure has already crossed 1,000.

The Bardoli showpiece version is the largest selling spinning wheel among the available three types. Above 800 spinning wheels of this type have been sold this year. Jharkhand government is among the big clients of Bardoli showpiece versions, which has purchased over 350 of these charkhas, in the past two years and are showcased in government offices of the state.

Several departments of Gujarat Government also purchase charkhas regularly in order to gift them to guests and visitors. NRIs also purchase these as showpieces and it is the favorite gift item and keepsake of foreign tourists as well.

Around seven charkhas of almost all sizes are being sold every day. Countries like Germany and Japan also place orders for charkas. More than 150 charkhas have been exported to Germany since 2008.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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