Guv Krishna to inaugurate Khadi Fest in Mumbai tomorrow

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Mumbai, Oct 1 (UNI) Maharashtra Governor S M Krishna will inaugurate 'Khadi Fest 2007', an exclusive exhibition-cum-sale of Khadi products here tomorrow.

''The exhibition will showcase the best of what Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) units from all across the state have to offer. A 20 per cent rebate will be offered on sale of cotton khadi, spun silk khadi and poly vastra,'' KVIC chairperson Kumud Joshi said in a statment here today.

Five hundred count fine muslin khadi, Balucheri silk sarees from Bengal, Dupion silk from Karnataka, mirror embroidery work from Kutch, honey, designwear garments, organic cotton fabric and host of rural products will be on display during the exhibition, which is being put up at Gramodalya, the KVIC premises at Vile Parle.

KVIC will also display the new generation 'e-charkha', which incorporate a dynamo and works as an inverter, when the power supply goes off. It generates electricity that could be stored for working of radio and domestic lights. E-charkha has been invented by an engineer from Bhopal, who is the son of a local weaver, the release added.

UNI

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