The state industries department has decided to set up a khadi school at Manpur in Gaya.
“We are thinking of starting a batch consisting 100 students from July or August this year. The minimum qualification required for admission will be either 10th or 12th certificate. The students will be trained as trainers and will be used as foot soldiers to promote khadi,” industries department principal secretary S Siddharth said.
Meanwhile, industries minister Jai Kumar Singh on Wednesday flagged off a marketing support mobile van that would run in the secretariat area between different government department buildings promoting and selling khadi products.
The department has also roped in an advisory company, Grant Thornton India LLP (Gurgaon), which on behalf of the department has tied up with private garment brands to utilize these weavers as outsourced manufacturers.
Read more of this in a report published in The Times of India....