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‘India’s first’ khadi fabric footwear launched by Khadi and Village Industries Commission

Each pair of khadi shoes is priced between Rs 1,100 and Rs 3,300

khadi footwearA glimpse of khadi fabric footwear launched by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission. (Source: ChairmanKvic/Twitter)

India’s first-ever khadi fabric footwear was launched recently by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) in the presence of Union MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari.

While attending the launch ceremony via video conferencing, Gadkari congratulated Khadi artisans and was quoted as saying, “Their (artisans) efforts will definitely give a boost to the khadi industry and will also help in increasing local employment. For the first time in the country, khadi fabric shoes were launched through video conferencing. Our appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi is that khadi usage should increase.”

Each pair of khadi shoes is priced between Rs 1,100 and Rs 3,300, the minister informed. For now, 15 designs of female footwear and 10 designs of males have been introduced. The shoes can be purchased online through KVIC’s e-portal khadiindia.gov.in, which was also launched by Gadkari.

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The footwear will feature exquisite Indian paintings including Madhubani. The initiative aims at promoting not just khadi fabric but also various traditional Indian art forms.

(With inputs from ANI)

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First published on: 22-10-2020 at 05:30:56 pm
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