Centre of Excellence for Khadi (CoEK)

Union Minister for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) recently inaugurated the Centre of Excellence for Khadi (CoEK).

Where is the Centre of Excellence for Khadi (CoEK) located?

The hub of the Centre of Excellence for Khadi (CoEK) is located at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi, and its spokes are in Gandhinagar, Shillong, Kolkata, and Bengaluru. Thus, it follows the hub and spoke model.

Who signed the MoU to set up the Centre of Excellence for Khadi (CoEK)?

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for setting up of Centre of Excellence for Khadi (CoEK) was signed in 2021 between KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission) and the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi.

What will be the function of the Centre of Excellence for Khadi (CoEK)?

Its function is to introduce the latest designs and create new fabrics adhering to the global standards and also meeting the needs of domestic and foreign buyers. Its will design apparel, home furnishing, and accessories for people. It will also upskill the khadi institutions to introduce the latest designs and manufacturing techniques. A Knowledge Portal for Khadi is also being developed by CoEK to reach out to all the Khadi Institutions.

How will the Centre of Excellence for Khadi (CoEK) promote Khadi?

The CoEK will help in the branding and packaging of khadi products. It will also increase the international reach of khadi by organizing khadi fashion shows.

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