Web Exclusive | August 2017
UP to bring Gujarat-like Khadi policy next year
The Uttar Pradesh Government will bring a new policy to promote Khadi on the lines of Gujarat and is likely to be implemented from next year, Minister for Khadi and Gramodyog Satyadev Pachauri said. “The Uttar Pradesh Government will implement Khadi policy in the State. The details of it have been worked out. There are plans to implement it from April 2018,” he said in Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh, last night.
Elaborating about the policy, Pachauri said that a subsidy of 15 per cent, instead of 10 per cent, would be given on Khadi products. “Till now, only Gujarat has this kind of policy for Khadi,” he added. The Minister, who was here to restart a closed blanket manufacturing unit, also said that the seven such closed units of would soon be made operational.