Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises inaugurated the Khadi Denim Exhibition here in New Delhi. He has also inaugurated North East PMEGP Exhibition. Speaking on this occasion, Minister said that Khadi is a statement about your life style and values. He emphasized to manufacture not only market oriented but also product oriented Khadi. He shared his experience and said that there is growing demand of Khadi in foreign Countries also.
He recalled the appeal made by Hon’ble Prime Minister in his radio address” Mann Ki Baat” to buy at-least one Khadi Garment. As a result of the appeal, the sale of Khadi increased over 60%. He also praised the products displayed by the entrepreneurs of North Eastern region. The Products displayed in the PMEGP Exhibition are produced by the artisans of North East region and Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan has given an opportunity to market their products in the National Capital. This is an Example of Unity in diversity.
On this occasion Shri Madhav Lal, Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of MSME has also spoken and appreciated the efforts made by KVIC for getting an ISO 9001:2008 Certificate and also innovative measures taken in launching of Denim Khadi and North East PMEGP exhibition.
Shri A.K. Jha, CEO & Commissioner, KVIC in his address informed that KVIC has adopted market oriented approach and in this endeavourer the available infrastructure will be utilized.
The event was graced by Shri B.H. Anil Kumar, Joint Secretary, MSME, Shri S.N. Tripathi Joint Secretary, MSME and Shri Alok Kumar, Development Commissioner Textiles. Shri K.S. Rao, Dy.CEO/Manager, Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan, KVIC, New Delhi briefed the media that the Exhibition will remain open from 16th June, 2015 to 30th June, 2015 and timing are from 10.00 AM to 8.30 PM.