Minister appeals people to purchase khadar, khadhi products

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Tiruchirapalli, Oct 2 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Transport Minister K N Nehru today appealed to the people to purchase more khadar and khadhi products in order to give patronage to Khadhi and Village industries, for boosting the rural economy.

Participating in the birth anniversary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi after inaugurating the Deepavali khadar special sales here, he said Chief Minister M Karunanidhi was very particular for protecting the interest of Khadhi and Village industries as well weavers.

He said Chief Minister had relaxed all conditions for availing pensions for weavers who crossed the age of 60..

Tiruchirapalli region Khadhi and Village Industries Department Deputy Director S Ravi said they have fixed the sales target for the current deepvali season at Rs 135 lakh, as against last year sales of Rs 107.45 lakh.

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