The rise in khadhi production in the country creates more jobs 19.5 lakh jobs in 2016-17. “It is expected that Khadi production will cross a record Rs 1,300 crore in 2016-17 creating employment for 19.5 lakh persons.” Union Minister Kalraj Mishra said. Khadhi and village industries expected to cross Rs 45,000 crore during 2016-17. Ministry has prepared an action plan to utilize the allocation of Rs 3,000 crore and the implementation of major schemes which include PMEGP, SFRUTI, ASPIRE, etc. The ministry stated that under the Prime Minister’s Employment Guarantee Programme (PMEGP) Rs 1,139 crore will be utilized during 2016-17 to help 55,000 projects with Margin Money which will generate employment for more than 4,25,000 persons.