New Delhi: Despite the COVID-19 fear among people, the Khadi India’s Cannought Place outlet recorded a sale of Rs 1.02 crore on Gandhi Jayanti on October 2.
Last year, the total sale at Khadi’s CP outlet on October 2, stood at Rs 1.27 crore.
The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has also launched its customary annual special 20% discount on all products to celebrate 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena attributed the massive sale figures to the frequent appeals of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to buy Khadi and also its growing popularity among masses particularly the youth.
“Despite the Corona pandemic, a large number of people still came out to buy Khadi which is a result of the repeated appeals of PM Modi and the Khadi has become a household name and the number of Khadi lovers is constantly growing”, Mr Saxena said. And despite a manifold increase in production, KVIC has ensured highest quality of its product range that has kept our consumer base intact,” Saxena said.
He added although the sale figure this year fell just short of the last year’s mark because of the pandemic, the over Rs 1 crore single-day sale figure was still quite satisfactory.
While almost all activities were closed during the Covid-19 lockdown, KVIC continued with its diverse activities across the country that includes the manufacturing of face masks and personal hygiene products like hand wash and hand sanitizers apart from a vast range of fabric and village industries products, the Khadi India said in a statement.