Country’s first Khadi Mall

Question: In which of the following states First Khadi Mall of the country would be set up?
(a) Jharkhand
(b) Chhattisgarh
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Bihar
Answer: (a) 
Related Facts:

  • On 2nd July, 2018 Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das announced the establishment of the country’s first Khadi Mall in the state.
  • Announcement was made during the “Karigar Panchayat” program organized by the Khadi Board at the Harivansh Tana Bhagat Indoor Stadium located at Khel Gaon, Ranchi.
  • Mall will be set up in the premises of Khadi Mall Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC)
  • This Mall will be developed by the Khadi Board.
  • In the state 1.13 lakh handicraft artisans have been listed.
  • The state government will provide modern technology to these artisans and will also make value addition to their products.
  • Apart from this, the government will make available market for them by making rural haat and urban haat and also haat at tourist places.
  • Khadi and Village Industries Commission was established in 1956.
  • It is a statutory body formed by the Government of India.

Reference:                            
http://cm.jharkhand.gov.in/hi/node/6889
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/jharkhand-to-set-up-countrys-first-khadi-mall-cm/articleshow/64823800.cms

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