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Govt eyes MoUs, fairs abroad to promote Khadi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government is eyeing agreements with various countries to promote overseas and plans to hold exhibitions abroad to showcase the indigenous fabric, sources said.

"We are now trying to get into specific MoUs with various countries and also thinking in terms of fairs in select nations," a top in the told

Moreover, the government, through the KVIC, is also looking to facilitate the signing of MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) between Indian exporters and overseas importers to boost the outward shipments of garments, said another

The (KVIC) under the is also in talks with industry associations abroad to open franchisee outlets, where Khadi products sourced from different parts of would be on sale the sources said.

Back home, the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Ministry is looking at roping in export promotion clusters to boost outward shipments of Khadi products, said officials.

earlier in his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', said Khadi has become a means of transformation, while highlighting that the sales of Khadi products had recorded a 90 per cent increase during last Diwali season.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 11:05 IST