Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh stated that Khadi is quickly becoming a new and profitable StartUp outlet.
The motto “Khadi for Nation, Khadi for Fashion, and Khadi for Transformation” was implemented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to spread awareness of Khadi around the world. He stated that Khadi clothing and accessories now hold the stature of designer goods and high-end apparel.
Speaking at a North Zone level programme held by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) in Udhampur, where beneficiaries and entrepreneurs from the North Indian States and UTs of J&K, Ladakh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Rajasthan received online subsidy margin payments totaling more than Rs. 100 crore, Dr. Singh expressed disappointment that the StartUp movement had not yet taken off in this region despite having done so in other parts of the nation.
According to him, more and more people are realising the value of Khadi for business and industry. He noted that the Prime Minister has frequently urged people to purchase khadi through his radio programme “Mann Ki Baat,” and as a result, there has been a record-breaking surge in both the sale of khadi items and the export of khadi.
Chairman of KVIC Manoj Kumar oversaw the program’s planning. He cited the recent decision to raise salaries from Rs.7.50 per hank to Rs.10 per hank, which will result in an increase in the monthly income of artisans of almost 33% and a 10% rise in the earnings of weavers.
Dr. Jitendra Singh encouraged the recipients for operating their units effectively and claimed that this would inspire other young to stop the frantic search for government employment and instead choose more profitable livelihood alternatives in order to create a rich, strong, and independent nation.
Notably, the Prime Minister’s Jobs Generation Program (PMEGP) is essential in helping the jobless young in urban and rural regions find employment. Any entrepreneur may set up a unit under this programme with a maximum investment of Rs. 50 lakh in the manufacturing sector and Rs. 20 lakhs in the service sector.
In his remarks, KVIC Chairman Manoj Kumar noted that the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program is essential to the realisation of the dream of an independent India. According to him, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission creates work possibilities for craftsmen at their doorstep in outlying regions at a very low cost through its different initiatives.