PM Modi’s mantra for handloom sector at first townhall: Khadi for nation, khadi for fashion

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New Delhi | August 6, 2016 6:50 PM

Khadi for nation, Khadi for fashion - that's PM Narendra Modi's mantra for promoting the handloom sector of India

Khadi for nation, Khadi for fashion - that's PM Narendra Modi's mantra for promoting the handloom sector of IndiaKhadi for nation, Khadi for fashion – that’s PM Narendra Modi’s mantra for promoting the handloom sector of India

Khadi for nation, Khadi for fashion – that’s PM Narendra Modi’s mantra for promoting the handloom sector of India. Answering a questing in his first townhall, PM Narendra Modi said, “Khadi for nation and Khadi for fashion, this must be our guiding principle. It can revolutionise India’s handloom segment”. Urging people to make khadi popular, especially on a global scale, PM Modi said, “I am not saying that people should wear khadi everyday. But at least take that small step to purchase some clothing item made of khadi so that you can promote the sector.” “If we use just 5% of the total money we spend on clothes to purchase handloom and khadi, we will transform the lives of our poor,” the Prime Minister urged.

PM Modi has time and again stressed on the need to promote the handloom sector, to bring its products online, and to create global demand for them. “By purchasing khadi you will help many weavers across the country,” Modi said today. In his first townhall, PM Modi is taking questions from people across the country on varied topics such as foreign policy, agriculture, healthcare and governance. Earlier, PM Modi spoke of the importance of good governance, the need to reduce processes and make them simpler for the citizens of the country. He also highlighted that the grievance redressal system is the biggest strength of democracy and it is important for the government to address complaints in a time bound manner.

He also spoke of the importance of healthcare. “Swachhata Abhiyaan is about making sure that people are disease-free. Estimates show that if one person in the household falls ill then thousands of rupees are spent on medication. And in case the person is the bread winner of the family, then the family income also suffers. By maintaining cleanliness, we hope to ensure that people don’t fall ill as frequently as they otherwise would,” he said.

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