Made in India

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Khadi Gramudyog is a movement to support local production as a  sustainable solution to environmental, economical and social concerns. This all sounds very topical and  now, but this idea of “village industry” was at the heart of Gandhi’s  vision for survival of India after the end of colonial rule. The handwoven cotton material, made into comfortable unisex tunics became one of the symbols of the movement.

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The outlets all over India, sell soaps, incense, sheets, rugs, spices, clothing , and even powder for henna hands. All of the items sold in the shops are made in India and most by rural craftsmen. Image

Each shop stocks slightly different merchandise, but every product supports the livelihood  by meaningful work of individuals or communities in  rural India. Ghandi’s assertion of “think globally, act locally” is popular today in the developing  world’s economies. The idea of promoting domestic production, boycotting foreign goods and securing independence by  a self-sufficient people were all tenants of his plan for an independent India.  Actually, we in the good old US of A used  this plan when we , too , had trouble with those pesky Brits!

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If you have a chance, help this continuing dream of local financial independence and buy items  “Made in India.”header

Nameste. . . . .T I I

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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