The National Khadi Festival 2018 is being planned by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to support Khadi products. The festival was originated by Union Minister for Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, Giriraj Singh in Mumbai on October 2, 2018, on the moment of Gandhi Jayanti 2018.
The main purpose of the festival is to support the products of cottage industry and create information about the design of states.
It is also tried at presenting employment to weavers and artists who are included in the cottage industry. Many kinds of Khadi products from various states would be prepared during the festival.
The products hold khadi clothes, dress material khadi silk sarees, kurtas, carpets, jackets, bedsheets, chemical-free shampoos, honey and other home items, art and craftsmanship. Modern design and fashion parts are being presented in the Khadi products.
The display is assumed to observe assistance from around 100 organisations across the country. Besides this, a tool for developing employment in micro-initiatives- PMEGP Portal- was also launched.
With such leadership, the sale of khadi products has been rising over the years. In the last commercial year, the khadi and village enterprises stocks in India enhanced to Rs 59,098 crore from Rs 52,138 crore in the fiscal year 2016-17.