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KVIC decides to increase the income of workers associated with Khadi

With the inspiration of our dynamic Prime Minister and keeping in mind the contribution of Khadi cotton-weavers, during its  694th meeting of KVIC held at Kutch, Gujarat on January 30, 2023. Khadi and Village Industries Commission under the Chairmanship of Shri Manoj Kumar, took a historic decision to increase the wages from Rs.7.50 per hank to Rs.10 per hank for income generation, which would increase the monthly income of artisans by around 33% and 10 % increase in the wages of weavers . This decision will be effective from 1 April 2023.

KVIC Chairman Shri Manoj Kumar said that in the financial year 2021-2022, the production of Khadi and Village Industries products was 84,290 crores and the sale was 1,15,415 crores. This year on 2nd October, CP Outlet of Khadi India has set a new record of Khadi sales in a single day of Rs 1.34 crore.

KVIC organised series of Khadi-Samvad in the last few months with Khadi workers, Khadi institutions and organizations working in different areas of the country.He directly interacted with them to understand their problem and to infuse new energy in them.

Consideration of this demand of Khadi workers and Khadi organizations, KVIC in its 694th meeting decided to provide maximum money in the hands of workers associated with Khadi-Village Industries program, increase their source of income and improve their economic condition. This historic decision will help in building a strong, prosperous and self-reliant India.

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