Despite stiff competition in the market, the Karnataka Khadi
Gramodyog Samyukta Sangh (Federation), Hubli - 580 023, has
constantly maintaining A+
Category in the production and sale of Khadi.
The Federation’s overall performance was recognised
by the Ministry of Agro and Rural Industry, Government of
India, and was conferred the National
Award for Excellence in the field of
Khadi and Village Industries.
A new feather in the cap of the Federation, that also symbolised
its glorious tradition, dedication to the cause and excellence
in the field, is the centre for the Production of National
Flags. The Federation is
the only centre to produce the national flags of all sizes
under BIS certification.
The following a different size flags are being manufactured.
The history of ‘Khadi’ almost
begins from the day Mahatma Gandhi came to know about the ‘Charakha’
for the first time in 1908 when he was in London as the head
of a delegation from South Africa. He decided then and there
the course he was to take and the goal he was to pursue in his
future life --devoting himself to the service of India and freeing
it from the shackles of British rule.
On his return to India from South Africa, Gandhiji chose to
espouse two causes – to secure freedom for India from
the of British rule, and redeem its people from the clutches
of poverty. in this great battle of his, ‘Charakha’
and ‘Khadi’ were to be the wheels of his chariot
and ‘truth’ and ‘non-violence’ his weapons.
Khadi also symbolised India’s return to its traditional
occupation and revival of its once glorious past.