Botad: The Minister, members, and employees of Bhal Nadkantha Khadi Gram Udyog of Raanpur along with the members of Gadhada, Botad and Dasha Khadi Gram Udyog from Botad District, submitted the memorandum to the Botad Collector to remove GST on Khadi Gram Udyog.
Khadi Gram Udyog is located at Ranpur, Gadhada, Botad and Dasha in Botad District. These Institutes are working with no profit and no loss interest. Presently, the government has imposed 5% to 12% GST on Khadi and its products which are opposed by Gujarat Khadi and Gram Udyog Institutes. The Khadi and Gram Udyog Institutes of Gujarat have condemned it.
The Khadi Institutes are working with the purpose to provide employment to poor tribal women through Khadi works. In 1915 at Ahmedabad, with the intention to provide employment, Gandhiji established Kochrab Ashram and gave the slogan to adopt only Khadi dresses.
Minister of Ranpur, Bhal NadKantha Govindsingh Dabhi, Bhupatbhai Dhandhal and Vasantbhai Rawal of Gadhada and Botad, and Karshanbhai Patel of Dasha, together submitted the memorandum to the Botad District collector.