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    Assam govt to gift Khadi clothes to its employees: First phase to begin in January

    The move will empower local weavers as nearly 80,000 khadi shirts, stoles and shawls would be required for the first phase

    GUWAHATI: In a move to pay tributes to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and his movement for Khadi, Assam government taking to give khadi shirt, endi shawl and endi stole to Grade IV male and female employees in a phased manner.

    The first phase to be started in the month of January.

    To expedite the process of giving free khadi clothes to the state government employees, Sonowal said that the initiative has been taken in the true spirit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for Atmanirbhar Bharat and the state government’s series of activities for making Assam self-reliant.

    Sonowal asked the minister for handloom and textile, Ranjit Dutta, to ensure its successful and expeditious implementation.

    He also said, “The move will empower local weavers as nearly 80,000 khadi shirts, stoles and shawls would be required to be knitted in the first phase to gift the government employees.”

    Taking stock of the works of Assam khadi and village industries board, Sonowal reiterated the need for strengthening the Board for giving khadi and village industries a fresh lease of life.

    He said that the government would take steps for opening new outlets to sell khadi clothes. He also said that giving adequate importance to khadi industries will amount to showing tributes to Mahatma Gandhi who guided India towards independence.

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