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Raj govt proposes Khadi dresses for petrol pump vendors

Press Trust of India  |  Bikaner (Raj) 

Petrol pump vendors in may soon wear if a proposal in this regard by and is accepted by the Union and Natural Gas.


had recently proposed the ministry to provide Khadi dresses to vendors at petrol pumps.

I had submitted the proposal to the on July 6 that vendors working at HPCL, BPCL and IOCL wear Khadi as the companies provide the dresses and charge for the same, he said today.

Bishnoi said Rajasthan would be the first state to start such a trend, if the proposal was accepted.

He said the step would also boost Khadi and its in the country.

Bishnoi, who was here to inaugurate Bikaner Khadi Gramodhyog Samiti, also proposed the Centre to link the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) with Khadi production.

Talking about the significance of Khadi, the said

had dreamt that Khadi reached every home.

He said as multinational companies penetrated Indian markets, the youths started distancing themselves from Khadi.

Bishnoi added that and were promoting Khadi and it was a collective responsibility to get Khadi rid of its present challenges.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 19:45 IST