Khadi Current Affairs - 2019
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Gujarat Government has launched a special Khadi Utsav in Ahmedabad to promote khadi on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 146th birth anniversary.
This utsav seeks to create an aggressive marketing drive in order to promote Khadi in the young generation.
The main aim of this Khadi Utsav is to introduce wide range of khadi apparels both for men and women. It also seeks to promote new styles that include Modi kurtas and jackets.
To promote Khadi, state Government has announced a special 25 per cent discount on all khadi products manufactured in Gujarat, while 15 per cent rebate on Khadi produced in other state.
Arun Kumar Jha on 10 April 2015 was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Mumbai.
Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has appointed him to the post of CEO (Joint Secretary level post) in order to balance period of his overall 5 year tenure up to September 2016.
Jha is a 1985-batch officer of Indian Economics Service (IES). Presently, he is working as Director General of National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD).
About Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)
- KVIC is a statutory body formed under the Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act, 1956.
- It is an apex organization under the aegis of Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
- KVIC seeks to establish and develop khadi and village industries in the rural areas by assisting, planning and promoting them.