Jharkhand Khadi Board Chairperson Sanjay Seth said on Wednesday a Khadi showroom will be opened at Birsa Munda Airport here in October, the birth month of Mahatma Gandhi.
“We have got permission to open Khadi showroom at Ranchi airport. This will be a modern showroom which would be opened in 1,500 sq feet and have all the facilities,” Seth told IANS.
On the eve of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, the Jharkhand Khadi Board would organise a Khadi fair at Ranchi where Khadi products will be available at discounted rates.
“We are working for our Prime Minister’s dream to make Khadi an attire of common people and generate employment to youth and rural people. Many programmes will be organised in Jharkhand this year to create awareness among youth,” said Seth.
Seth took over as the chairperson of Jharkhand Khadi Board in July this year. After taking over, he has opened two new Khadi showrooms.
“By December, modern showrooms of Khadi will be opened in each of the 24 districts of the state. Sales boys and girls, fluent in the local, Hindi and English languages, would be appointed,” said Seth.
He said: “In a move to attract youth, we are opening showrooms that would have modern Khadi dresses and sold by youth. There will be indirect employment for more than 1,000.”
The new chairperson is planning to increase the turnover of the Jharkhand Khadi Board from the existing Rs 8 crore to Rs 50 crore by the end of the current financial year.
He also said government and private schools will be approached and requested to use Khadi for students’ school dresses.