Patna, July 15: In a bid to promote the home-spun fabric, state government employees have been instructed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to wear khadi clothes to work at least twice a week, Bihar minister Shyam Rajak said today.
The state government wanted to promote use of khadi clothes in every household, the Food and Industries minister said after inaugurating "Rashtriya Khadi Saras mahotsav" here.
This would improve the economic condition of people involved in manufacturing khadi clothes, Rajak said, according to a statement released by the minister.
"Mahatama Gandhi had tried to uplift the country which was facing economic crisis at that time through use of khadi. Economic condition of the nation could be strengthened even today by treading the path shown by the Father of the Nation," Rajak said.
The minister said in order to promote sale of khadi and handicraft, the state government was building "Gram haat" at three places. Addressing the gathering, Principal Secretary, Industries, Tripurari Sharan said "Khadi is part of our heritage which needs to be promoted."
People linked with khadi industries from Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Tripura, Odisha, Haryana and Delhi besides Bihar are participating in the fortnight-long Khadi festival being held here from July 15 to 30.