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QCI MoU with KVIC: QCI & KVIC sign MoU; to introduce ‘made in India’ khadi labels


Quality Council of India (QCI) and the Khadi Village & Industries Commission (KVIC) have signed an MoU to introduce made in India labelled khadi merchandise, improvethe quality of khadi products and empower khadi artisans, the QCI said in a statement on Wednesday.

“QCI will extend its support to KVIC through various interventions including third party assessment frameworks, capacity building to improve productivity and promote khadi products, both in India and overseas,” the statement said.

Manoj Kumar, chairperson of KVIC said the khadi industry has grown 268% in the period between year 2013-14 to 2022-23. He further said sales surged by 332% growth in the same period, adding that the growth has translated into 9.54 lakh jobs in FY23.

Jaxay Shah, chairperson of QCI said in a statement: “Khadi represents India’s cultural identity and sustainability. However, today, it stands at the crossroads of tradition and modernity.”

The collaboration will lead to benefits for the artisans, including increased income and equipping them with new employment opportunities, according to the statement.


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