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Government of India
Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises
23-July-2015 17:37 IST
Steps taken to export of Khadi products

The Ministry of MSME have been implementing various schemes/programmes for the development of khadi and village industries through Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). There has been significant growth in the production, sales and employment during preceding years. The production, sales and employment under khadi and village industries sector during last three years are given below:

 

YEAR

PRODUCTION

(Value in Rs. crore)

S A L E S

(Value  in Rs. crore)

CUMULATIVE EMPLOYMENT

(in lakh persons)

KHADI

V. I.

KHADI

V. I.

KHADI

V. I.

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

2012-13

761.93

23262.31

1021.56

26818.13

10.71

114.05

2013-14

811.08

25298.00

1081.04

30073.16

10.98

119.40

2014-15*

[provisional]

870.29

25748.26

1144.90

31965.52

11.27

132.72

 

The main items exported under Khadi are Silk & Muslin, Ready Made Garments, Textile Based Handicraft and Charkha. The product-wise and country-wise export of khadi products during last three years is given below:

 

Sr. No.

Products

Export

(Rs. in lakh)

Countries

2012-13

1.

Khadi (Silk & Muslin)

26.10

Poland, Japan, U.K, Germany, Australia,  Malaysia, Tel Aviv, Belgium

2.

Charkha/puni

0.73

USA & Japan

3.

Ready Made Garments

           32.50

Malaysia, Singapore

Total

59.33

 



2013-14

1.

Khadi (woolen Silk & Muslin)

2.61

Italy, Australia, Poland

2.

Textile based Handicraft

3.56

USA, & Japan

3.

Charkha/puni

2.12

USA, & Japan

4.

Ready Made Garments

20.15

Kuwait, Oman, Canada, UK, Muscat and other countries.

Total

28.44

 

2014-15* [provisional]

1.

Khadi (Woolen Silk & Muslin)

64.89

Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Israel & France

2.

Ready Made Garments & others

84.48

Kuwait & Ghana

Total

149.37

 

 

The Government, in order to boost export of khadi products, has given deemed ‘Export Promotion Council’ status to KVIC under which KVIC has already enlisted more than 900 exporters.  There is a provision of providing incentive in the form of 5% FOB value of direct export of khadi products. Besides, KVIC has also been focusing on quality participation in International Exhibitions and Buyer-Seller Meets abroad to tap new/emerging markets for khadi products. 

 

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha here today.

 

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