Khadi main attraction at Jharkhand pavilion
New Delhi.The Khadi stall at the Jharkhand pavilion at the India International Trade fair is attracting thousands of visitors. The governor of Jharkhand K. Sankaranarayanan, along with top government officials spent a lot of time interacting with state Khadi Board Chairman Jainandu, apart from Khadi workers from across India.
Jainandu said the state khadi board is the only one which runs at a profit. “There are 33 khadi boards across the country but the Jharkhand board is only registering profit since its inception in 2004. Besides running in profit, the state khadi board has also rendering various services to the weavers and artisans by opening training centres. The board has also facilitated bank loans worth crores to poor artisans active in the state, Jainandu said.
The Governor also inaugurated a cultural programme highlighting tribal dances of Jharkhand along with Jainandu. Prominent attendees included CEO Brandsmith Rahul Mitra who is also the brand advisor to the state Khadi board, apart from senior bureaucrats, media persons and other dignitaries.
At Pragati Maidan, Jharkhand has been allotted 1,660sqm where 40 to 50 kiosks with handicraft and handloom items can be put on display. This year’s theme at the Delhi fair is “export of services”.