Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday referred to Khadi not as a cloth but a “movement” which should be taken forward as a campaign.
“I had earlier mentioned that Khadi was not a cloth but a movement which should be taken forward,” Modi said in the 36th edition of his monthly radio programme, “Mann Ki Baat”.
Stating that he has observed a surge in the people’s interest towards Khadi, the Prime Minister said that the sale of the fabric has also increased due to which the employment among poor people has seen a rise.
“We must work towards lighting lamps in the houses of people engaged in the Khadi industry this Diwali.
“The Khadi ashram in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi was defunct for the last 26 years, however, it has now been revived,” Modi added.