Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has set a new milestone by creating 9,54,899 more jobs in rural areas. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)
VIJAYAWADA: The turnover for products of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission has crossed the Rs 1.34 lakh crore mark for the first time in the history of independent India.
In a press release on Friday, chairman of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Manoj Kumar, said a "momentous leap" was made by KVIC by registering a 332 per cent sales growth in the past 9 years, since 2014.
"KVIC has presented an image of a robust India in front of the world by taking the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to new heights," he said.
The chairman said that in the last nine financial years, there has been an unprecedented growth of 332 per cent in the sale of indigenous Khadi products made by artisans in rural areas.
"While the turnover of Khadi and Village Industries products was Rs 31,154 crore in the financial year 2013-14, it increased to the highest level of Rs 1,34,630 crore in the 2022-23 fiscal, the best ever achievement till now. Similarly, KVIC has set a new milestone by creating 9,54,899 more jobs in rural areas."
He said PM Modi has promoted Khadi on every platform in the country and abroad, due to which Khadi has attained a new peak of popularity. "Today, Khadi products are counted among the most trusted brands in the world. In the financial year 2013-14 to 2022-23, where there was an increase of 268 per cent in the production for KVI, the sales touched the figure of 332 per cent higher, breaking all records."
"This is proof that the trust of the people of the country has augmented 'Make in India', 'Vocal for Local' and for 'Swadeshi products'," he said.
"During the nine years of the Modi Government at the Centre, nine such records of 'prosperity from self-reliance' have been established due to the efforts of the KVIC, which has injected a new life to Khadi."