Khadi for Fashion to Khadi for Employment: My Growing India


It was the time while fighting for independence, we boycotted the foreign materials and started spinning our national products. Sri M.K. Gandhi started spinning cotton clothes in 1920s and promoted it for rural growth and self-employment and thus created a national movement by using ‘Khadi’, a cotton self-spun cloth and avoiding manufactured clothes of Britain.

We should come forward and be proud of using and promoting it now also to encourage more employment and self-dependency to rural people once again.

We are proud to know that our prime minister has been promoting ‘Khadi’ and encouraging people to lay it as the fashion icon in the era with the slogan ‘Khadi for Fashion’.   khadi on Ramp: 

He rightly pointed out that while fighting for independence it was necessary to promote it as ‘Khadi for Nation’ and now that when we are independent, we must go for ‘Khadi for Fashion’.

It’s the right way to choose our destiny, say it be destiny of Indians and our country itself when it will increase employment in huge amount and create profit to stop the liquidity flow out of our country.

We are good to go now, and people will be delighted to hear that we have already moved our steps further to ‘Khadi for Employment’ with Narender Modi’s work and encouragement and in the verge of fulfilling the dreams of Nation.

We have now Khadi and Village Industries Commission, a statutory body formed by the Government of India, under the Act of Parliament, ‘Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act of 1956’.

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) plans to create as many as 13.83 lakh jobs by March 2020 through various schemes, including the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme. According to KVIC’s vision document presented to the MSME ministry, over 11.3 lakh jobs will be created under PMEGP between November 2018 and March 2020. Another 48,222 jobs shall be generated by Khadi and 24,000 jobs by the ‘Solar Vastra’ during the period. 
Chairman ‘Vinai Kumar Saxena’ of KVIC has greeted thanks to govt. for timely approvals in last four years and you would feel happy with surprise that this movement has already created jobs for ‘18,39,887’ people till sept. 2018 with ahead of 13,83,130 more to come into figure by March 2020 as pointed out by its Chairman.


Moreover, KVIC estimates creation of 44,029 jobs through other village industries; 20,285 jobs through the Honey Mission; and 1,09,200 jobs from the ‘Kumbhar Sashaktikaran Mission’ by March 2020. 

Over 17.09 lakh jobs were created under PMEGP between September 2014 and September 2018. 


Let us come up with more ideas to improve the fashion into our attire and encourage the ‘Swadeshi’ works and create more employment which will surely paved the way to mark its touch point to win the world.

Jai Ho !

3 thoughts on “Khadi for Fashion to Khadi for Employment: My Growing India

  1. Wow, this was such an interesting post. I definitely learnt something here. Great to see the positive impact it is having on employment and growth.

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