Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday
announced that the Bihar government would increase the
discount on sale of Khadi clothes from 10 per cent to 20 per
cent on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
"We have decided to double the discount on Khadi from
10 per cent to 20 per cent on the centenary year in Bihar,"
Kumar said while addressing the 87th foundation day of Akhil
Bharatiya Charkha Sangh here.
He also advocated for revival and renovation of 82
committees and organisations which were existing in Bihar.
"We will give a grant of Rs 50 crore for the purpose,"
Chief Minister said the state government would give
separate grants for modernisation of Loom, `Charkha`.
The state government would also take all possible
steps for reformation in the designs of Khadi and would work
with the national-level institute for modern designs, he said.
"The government will also tap market for Khadi," he
Kumar asked the `Khadi Gramyodyog Board` Chairman
Tripurai Sharan and Industry department`s Principal Secretary
C K Mishra to take effective steps to evolve an action plan
for creation of job avenues in Khadi Gramodyog and place the
action plan before the Agriculture cabinet for approval.