Khadi Gram Udyog

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Khadi Gram Udyog has been set up in order to boost the khadi and other traditional handicrafts industry in the country. Khadi Gram Udyog has been set up in the various states of India due to the initiative taken by the several state governments.

The various objectives of Khadi Gram Udyog are to make the khadi cloth and also various other rural traditional handicraft items more popular in the domestic and international markets. For with the passage of time, the people of the country has stopped using all these items and this affected the rural people who depended on these items for their livelihood. Further the various objectives of Khadi Gram Udyog are to increase the production of khadi and other traditional handicraft items so that they are sold all over the country and are even exported abroad.

Khadi Gram Udyog objectives include the process of increasing the employment opportunities for the rural people in the country. The rural people who work in the rural handicraft industry are mainly women and those from the weaker sections of the society. Also its objectives are to open Khadi Gram Udyog Bhawans in foreign countries such as United States, Germany, United Kingdom, and South Africa. This will further boost the rural handicraft industry in India with the increase in the export of the industry's items. The various schemes started by Khadi Gram Udyog to boost the rural handicraft industry are:

  • Integrated Cluster Development Programme
  • Margin Money
  • Marketing Assistance
  • Technical Training To Board Staff
  • Rural Craftsmen Training (Training to artisans)
  • Spinning Subsidy
  • Rebate on Khadi Cloth Products
  • Raw Material Assistance
The various products sold in Khadi Gram Udyog are:

  • Khadi
  • Wood crafts
  • Terracotta
  • Stone crafts
  • Papier Mache
  • Hand looms
  • Jewelery
  • Bamboo craft
  • Leather craft
  • Metal craft
  • Jute
  • Tribal Paintings
The various advantages of Khadi Gram Udyog are that it has given a major boost to the rural handicraft industry by marketing it in such a way that it has become famous not only in India but also in foreign countries. Further the various advantages of Khadi Gram Udyog are that it has increased the employment opportunities for the rural people. This has helped to improve their economic condition and has made them financially independent.

Khadi Gram Udyog thus has done much in order to boost the rural traditional handicraft industry of the country. It must continue with its efforts for then the condition of the industry as well as that of the rural people will be improved further in the future.

Last Updated on 19 May 2011