Khadi Gramam project at the heritage village of Aranmula inaugurated
Khadi is very much part of Indian culture and its popularity across the globe has increased manifold ever since the government led by Narendra Modi came to power at the Centre four years ago, Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani has said.
Ms. Irani was speaking after inaugurating the Khadi Gramam project of the Union government at Aranmula on Monday.
She said the Khadi Gramam was part of the government project aimed at making the heritage village of Aranmula self-reliant through the production and sale of Khadi products.
Ms. Irani said the annual sale of Khadi products in the country had gone up from ?3,900 crore to ?7,000 crore now.
She said the Mudra loan project launched by the Modi government was a big hit and a large number of unemployed youth had benefited from it. As many as 70% of the Mudra loan beneficiaries were women, she said.
Anto Antony, MP, presided over the function. V. Muraleedharan, Rajya Sabha member; G. Chandramouli, Khadi Commission member; Ashokan Kulanada, Kulanada grama panchayat president; and Prasad Verumkal, Aranmula panchayat vice president; spoke.