KVIC Inaugurates Khadi Exhibition in Varanasi
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is organising a state level Khadi Exhibition in Varanasi. Hundreds of Khadi artisans from 8 States – Uttar Pradesh, J&K, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Punjab – have set up 90 stalls in the exhibition.
This is the second such event organized by KVIC since the Covid-19 lockdown, the first Khadi exhibition after the lockdown was organized in Lucknow in October. The exhibition at Varanasi will continue for 15 days, i.e. from November 22 to December 7.
A range of exquisite Khadi products including the premium High Altitude Honey from Jammu & Kashmir, handcrafted silk, cotton and woollen clothes and herbal medicines have been put to display at the Khadi Exhibition in Varanasi.
Owing to its premium quality and taste, high altitude honey is immensely popular across the country. KVIC has distributed thousands of bee boxes in high altitude areas of Kashmir to local youths that has increased honey production in the Union Territory.
A number of fine products like Muslin fabric from West Bengal, Pashmina shawls and woolens from J&K, Koti Shawls from Punjab, leather products from Kanpur, terracotta pottery from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and pickles, Murabba and Herbal medicine from Rajasthan are the major attractions.
A variety of Silk and cotton fabric and readymade clothes from Bihar and Punjab too have been exhibited. A special discount of 30% is being offered on Khadi Fabric and readymade clothes during the exhibition.
“The state level Khadi exhibition at Varanasi was Khadi artisans’ stride towardsAatmanirbhar Bharat” who kept the Charkha spinning during the difficult times to overcome the financial distress. “This exhibition is a unique platform where people in Varanasi and adjoining areas can buy handmade Khadi products from states like J&K, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Punjab, Uttarakhand and others. This will be a big boost for the ‘Vocal for Local’ initiative and also promote Khadi,”KVIC Chairman Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena, while inaugurating Khadi exhibition at Varanasi
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