CPPR in the News

October 4, 2021

This was not Gandhi’s idea of khadi

Jaya Jaitly writes: The cloth was something to be freely made and proudly worn by all citizens. Instead, its production has been put in a straitjacket by rules and acts. In a Mann ki Baat broadcast in 2019 and another […]
October 4, 2021

Time for implementing Gandhian idea of Khadi

We just celebrated Gandhi Jayanti and all that come as a flash in front of our eyes is the image of him spinning charkha and wearing khadi. ‘Khadi’ or ‘khaddar’ as called in rural areas was woven on simple looms […]
October 3, 2016

High chance khadi will become extinct, if KVIC’s patriarchal view continues

Authors Lekshmi R Nair (Centre Manager, CPPR- Centre for Comparative Studies) and D Dhanuraj (Chairman, CPPR) respond to the KVIC’s objections to the article they wrote in  GOVERNANCEnow- Khadi: Time to revive the nation’s cloth (1) The figures of khadi production […]
September 8, 2016

“The time has come to open up khadi sector”: Dr Lekshmi R Nair

Dr Lekshmi R Nair, Centre Manager, CPPR Centre for Comparative Studies, talks about opening up of Khadi sector to overcome the inefficiencies associated with sector based on recent study conducted by CPPR “Evaluation of Govt interventions in Khadi sector”
June 21, 2016

Khadi Sector – Longing for Reforms

By Dr Lekhsmi Nair & Dr D Dhanuraj* A recent report in the Times of India shows that the Khadi fabric and garments sales witnessed a 29 percent growth and crossed Rs 1,500 crore mark for the first time. Though […]
April 28, 2016

Evaluation of Government Interventions in Khadi Sector

Khadi sector is an over-regulated one in India, where the entire production process, sales, distribution, and marketing is fully regulated by the government through Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) . The paper examines the growth of Khadi market in […]