The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) assisted the All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association (AIACA) in conducting an exploratory study on the Khadi Sector in India.
The study delved into regulatory barriers in the Khadi sector, livelihood issues faced by Khadi artisans, gaps in the implementation of the Khadi Mark, and other factors that hindered the growth of the Khadi market in India.
This paper aimed to understand the sector up close by engaging with and visiting stakeholders. It examined amendments in the Khadi Act and the role played by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) over the years. Additionally, the paper discussed the role of private players and market mechanisms in the 21st century to popularise Khadi. The recommendations by CPPR to ease restrictive practices in this sector were outlined in the paper.