Jainandu at the news meet on Friday. (Bhola Prasad)
Bapu’s freedom fabric will now get a trendy makeover.
Jharkhand State Khadi Gramodyog Board is mulling an apparel designing centre in Jamshedpur by the end of this year, a first in the state to promote fashionable indigenous clothes for youngsters.
Addressing mediapersons in the city on Friday, chairperson of the board Jainandu said: “The centre will design clothes for both men and women such as kurtas, sherwanis, shirts, kurtis and others.”
Though he did not elaborate on the investment and the location of the upcoming hub, sources revealed that to start with, the board was planning to use a portion of the existing Khadi Bhavan in Bistupur.
Referring to Gandhi Jayanti celebrations in Ranchi, Jainandu said the board’s programme witnessed a huge turnout this year.Right now, the board is offering a special discount of 30 per cent on the purchase of any khadi products.
The offer will be valid till October 11.
Talking about their other activities, Jainandu said the board, which had also been promoting herbal products, would soon launch three variants of atta (flour).
“Our healthy flour variants will help reduce risk of diabetes, cholesterol and prove effective for weight-control,” he claimed.
This apart, the khadi board, which recently completed 10 years of its formation, is all set to offer consumers three variants of caffeine-free tea.
A 100gm packet of the herbal tea will cost Rs 100.
A board official said these herbal products would be launched here next week.
Jainandu, also associated with the national khadi association, said there were plans to set up 750 clusters across the country with investments between Rs 50 lakh and Rs 10 crore in each.