KHADI & Village Industries
Placement Training Report
Vinoba Bhave, has expressed his determination to go on fast from 17
August. I call upon the Government to take urgent steps to attend to thegrievances of the Khadi industry so that we can all request Shri. Balvijayjinot to undertake the fast.
Khadi is a symbol of over national freedom, struggle and of ourcommitment to maximum possible self reliance. The Khadi Gramodyoginstitutions are engaged in providing livelihood to Millions of spinners,weavers and Artisans in the rural areas. To survive, these institutions needactive government support, by way of provision of credit, access totechnology and Market support. In the Mid fifties, a comprehensive planwas drawn up by the government of India, in consultation with the leadersof Khadi movement, to revitalize this important segment in our economy.
GANDHI SAID AS FOLLOWS
Know that after my death, you will burn my Khadi from thehousetops. Have to set up common service centre and training facilities fortraining promoters to organize new institutions take up Khadi and villageindustries activities in hitherto untouched area so that intensive areadevelopment on self reliant basis for full employment through Khadi andvillage industries become possible.
Every production and sale centre of Khadi should establish closecontact through seminars and one day camps without least 100 newcustomers of Khadi.
The workers of institutions should be oriented in the philosophy of Khadi. So that they understand better its relevance and importance inthe represent national and international context.
The bigger institutions should treat the smaller institutions in brotherlyspirit and guide them in developing Khadi work.
The freedom and initiative of the Khadi institution and their workersshould be preserved.