Khadi sales soar 43%, hit record high of Rs 5,000 crore

NEW DELHI: Khadi sales rose 43% to a record high of Rs 5,052 crore during the last financial year, making it bigger than several textiles companies in the country. Nearly a third of this was accounted for by the sale of cotton fabric with another 22% made up of garments.

Ina statement, Khadi & Village Industries Commission said during 2021-22 its cumulative sales topped Rs 1 lakh crore, including village industry produce such as food items. During last financial year, its turnover is estimated to have increased over 20% to 1. 15 lakh crore, with productionbeing ramped up. Overall production rose16. 7% to over Rs 84,000 crore.