Khadi India

Workshed Scheme for Khadi Artisans

Khadi has been a source of livelihood for more than 8.5 lakh persons who are engaged in the activity as spinners, weavers and artisans spread across the country. Khadi sector represents the continuity of age-old Indian heritage of hand spinning and hand weaving and reflects the socio-cultural tradition of the khadi artisans. The Government of India has been following a policy of promoting and encouraging the khadi sector through a number of policies and programmes. A growing need has been felt to facilitate and empower khadi artisans to chart out a sustainable path for growth, income generation and better work environment so that they are able to have a right working atmosphere and better ambiance to enable them to carry out their spinning and weaving work efficiently. The Workshed Scheme for Khadi Artisans (WSKA) is an attempt to facilitate the development of khadi spinners and weavers by way of providing them financial assistance for construction of worksheds, on a pilot basis.