Jharkhand governor Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the state’s first Green khadi park in Seraikela-Kharsawan District. The first-of-its’s-kind park is spread over two acres. Murmu lauded the move and said it will play a key role in promoting khadi products as well as create job opportunities for many in the sector.
Around 200 charkhas have been installed at the solar-based khadi park set up at a cost of Rs 4 crores. These charkhas will run on renewable source of energy. The inauguration, was attended by ex-chief minister Arjun Munda and Sanjay Seth, Chairman of Jharkhand Khadi Evam Gramodyog Board, who said the importance of khadi can be gauged out from the fact that this movement has succeeded in preserving traditional arts and crafts. It has also been successful in providing self-employment to a large number of people in rural areas, particularly among women.
A training centre for the skill development of artisans has also been set up along with the accommodation facility. The state khadi board has termed it an ambitious project for them. Other than the production unit, the park boasts a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, manicured gardens and an emporium. The main aim of which is to showcase khadi (park). Presently, a weaver can produce around 100 gm of silk threads a day. The introduction of solar charkhas will eventually increase the production.