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Khadi Gram Udyog

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.